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Year 6 – Young Norfolk Writing Competition: 2019 Launch

A writing competition for you to enter!! The Young Norfolk Writing Competition is an opportunity for young people aged 11-18 across Norfolk to share their own ideas, thoughts and feelings, encouraging all, regardless of ability, to have their voices heard.

The National Centre for Writing is an organisation that works with writers at all stages of their career. They make literature accessible to all audiences and readers, establishing a community of writers all across Norfolk. Having had over 350 entries from 44 schools in 2018, the possibilities are endless. The organisation has decided to encourage a colourful range of literature such as script, lyrics, prose fiction, prose non-fiction, poetry, free writing and even graphic novels. And to top it off, audio entries are accepted as well. Individuals can enter a maximum of six pieces of writing across the categories (only 3 from a single category maximum).

But this is a competition, so what will you win?

Six young people who enter the Young Norfolk Writing Competition will have the opportunity to win professional mentoring, publication on the National Centre of Writing website and of course, lots of bookish goodies, as well as having the chance to become 2019s new Young Norfolk Laureate. The deadline for entries is 5pm on Monday 3 June 2019.

If you are interested in putting your writing abilities to the test, have your voice heard and celebrate your words; enter the competition. For more information go to