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2018 Young Writers' Competition

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The theme of this year’s Young Writers Competition at Wimbledon Book Festival is ‘Monster’. We are inviting students to write either an imaginative story or a poem along the theme of a ‘Monster’. Young people are encourage to take inspiration from examples in literature – Frankenstein, Greek Mythology, A Monster Calls – or from their own experiences. We are looking for tales of any version of monstrosity be it an actual monster, monsters in our mind, monstrous figures of authority or any interpretation you wish to choose.

JUNIOR: Three age categories (Years 1&2, Years 3&4 and Years 5&6)
SENIOR: Three age categories (Years 7,8&9, Years 10&11, Years 12&13)


All entries must be via schools. We are unable to accept direct entries.
For further information and guidelines email Laura Byrne: education@wimbledonbookfest.org

Closing Date: Friday 4th May 2018.

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The judging panel:
Chair: Ian Kinane,
Lecturer at University of Roehampton

Peter Glanville, Polka Theatre, Julian Butler, writer & musician, Lyndsey Barraclough, writer, Jennifer Cox, Journalist and Writer, Erica Gillingham, University of Roehampton, Christina Ingram, teacher, Gemma Malley, Author and Booktrust Director, David Steedman, University of Roehampton, Margaret Reeve, teacher & educationalist, Charlotte White, University of Roehampton, Sarah Morgan, Waterstones

Carol Ann Duffy prize Michael Rosen prize