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WICKED call for entries

13th Feb 19

Children aged five to 25 years can enter the Wicked Young Writer Awards, writing up to 750 words of a story, play or poem and, for older entrants, non-fiction as well. The closing date is Monday 18th March 2019.

The award is run by Wicked, the West End musical that tells the incredible untold story of the witches of Oz, and is now in its ninth year.

Entrants can enter one of five different age categories; 5-7, 8-10, 11-14, 15-17, 18-25.

There is a 750-word limit (not including the title words) on any theme. In the fiction categories, any creative writing will be accepted, a story, play or poem, it can be something written at school or home that has not be entered into a competition before.

For young adults who prefer to write non-fiction, they may like to enter the Wicked: For Good Award for Non-Fiction and write an article, essay, biography, review or letter, to name a few!

The FOR GOOD Award for Non-Fiction is open to 15-25 year olds to write essays or articles that recognise the positive impact that people can have on each other, their communities and the world we live in.

The three schools that submit the most entries also win a creative writing workshop.

A shortlist of 120 entrants from across the UK will see their work published in the WICKED YOUNG WRITER AWARDS anthology.

They will also be invited to an exclusive ceremony at London's Apollo Victoria, home to the hit musical since 2006, where judges and members of the WICKED cast will read the winning stories and poems and announce who has won in each category.

For further details and for entry information, visit:

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