2020 Writing Competitons for Children and Teens. (Worldwide)

The 15 Elmbridge Literary Competition 2019/2020
Closing date: 7th February 2020.
Prizes: Amounts vary, depending on age of entrant, between £12 and £25 for first
prize. See website for more details.
Entry fee: None stated.
Looking for: Short stories and poems that explore new worlds.
Further details: Competition theme is ‘New World’.
Website: https://www.rcsherrifftrust.org.uk/competitions

Wicked Young Writers Awards
Closing date: 2nd March 2020.
Prizes: Win four tickets to see the London production of WICKED at the Apollo
Victoria Theatre. Meet cast members after the show along with an exclusive
backstage tour. £50 worth of books/eBooks tokens to spend. All 120 finalists’ entries
get printed in the Wicked Young Writer Awards anthology.
Entry fee: None stated.
Looking for: Stories with 750-word limit (not including the title words). Open to UK
residents only.
Further details: Entrants must be aged between 5-25 years old when entering.
Website: https://www.wickedyoungwriterawards.com/about-the-award

Evesham Festival of Words Short Story Competition 2020
Closing date: 20th March 2020.
Prizes: Book tokens for £30, £20 and £10 will be given for 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each
of the junior age groups, as well as an engraved trophy for each winner. Shortlisted
juniors will all receive a certificate.
Entry fee: Free for juniors.
Looking for: A maximum of 500 words (juniors aged 8 -11) and 1,000 words (juniors
aged 12-15), excluding the title.
Further details: Authors may enter as many stories as they like.
Website: https://eveshamfestivalofwords.org/-21.10.19.pdf
Ghost Stories
Closing Date: Open All Year Round
For Prizes see website.



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