Wolverhampton Young Authors' Prize

Wolverhampton Young Authors’ Prize

Wolverhampton Grammar School is delighted to launch the Wolverhampton Young Authors’ Prize.

The Wolverhampton Young Authors’ Prize is an annual creative writing competition that challenges young people, aged 8 to 16, to write an original, short story in no more than 400 words around a particular theme, with this year’s theme being ‘The Escape’. Zoe Rowley, Head Librarian at Wolverhampton Grammar School, launched the competition during an interactive creative writing workshop with award-winning children’s author, Harriet Goodwin, to the School’s Year 4 students and over 500 pupils from local schools.

Children are encouraged to submit their short story by Monday 14th December, where winners will be announced in the following age categories: ages 8 – 10; ages 11 – 13; ages 14 – 16. The winners will each receive a custom designed trophy and have their story read aloud by a well-known author during the live final which is due to take place virtually in January 2021.

Would your school and pupils like to get involved? Entries can be sent to Mrs Rowley and Mr McAllister by email: 400Words@wgs-sch.net