Saturday 18 March 2017

The Solstice Prize for Young Writers 2017


  The Solstice Prize for Young Writers returns for 2017! 

We enjoyed reading your 2016 entries so much, that we’re bringing the competition back for 2017!  So, just like last year, if you are aged between 10 and 17 years old and love to write, we are on the hunt for your best poetry and short stories.
You can enter up to 40 lines of poetry or a short story of up to 1000 words on any subject for your chance to win! The competition is completely free to enter, and there are some great prizes up for grabs. We will award prizes in two age categories, 10-13 and 14-17.

1st prize: £50 book token for your school library and £50 cash for yourself!

And see your work published on our website at
Ten highly commended pieces of writing from each age category, along with the overall winning pieces, will be published in our online anthology, The Beacon, here on our website. Have a look at last year’s winners: click HERE.

Enter here:

Or, download a postal entry form and send your entry to Writing East Midlands, 32a Stony Street, Nottingham, NG1

Entry is free and the deadline is 30th April 2017

Winners will be announced on the Summer Solstice, 21st June 2017, which is also National Writing Day. Keep up with National Writing Day news and events at

Please read our full rules of entry HERE.

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