Solstice Prize for Young Writers 2020

A writing competition for young writers aged 10-17 from Writing East Midlands

Thu, 9 Apr 2020
10:00AM - 11:30PM
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The Solstice Prize for Young Writers 2020

A creative writing prize for 10-17 year olds brought to you by Writing East Midlands

We are delighted to announce the launch of the 2020 Solstice Prize. Now in its fifth year, more than 50 young writers have had work shortlisted or won prizes and all of them have appeared on our web site.

We’d love to see entries of poetry (up to 40 lines) and short stories (up to 1000 words) on any subject. It’s completely free to enter and prizes will be awarded in two age categories, 10-13 and 14-17 years.

1st prize: £50 cash for the entrant and a £50 book token for their school/college.
Work will be published on

There will also be a range of giveaways and writing treats for the ten most highly commended pieces in each age category.

Closes for entries: Saturday 20th June 2020
Winners will be announced on 18th July 2020


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