Young Norfolk Writing Competition

Love writing? Aged 11-18? We’re looking for the freshest, boldest words in Norfolk.

Send us stories, lyrics, narrative for games, graphic stories, poems, spoken word, scripts, podcasts, plays, articles, journalism or essays!

You can enter up to six pieces of writing, and audio entries are also welcome across all entries (except graphic novels).

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Word limits

The word limits are as follows:

Audio entries can be up to five minutes in length.

How to enter

Entries for 2022 are now closed. Join our mailing list for news on when the competition opens in 2023!


Young Norfolk Writing Competition is a partnership between National Centre for Writing, Young Norfolk Arts and Anguish’s Educational Foundation with support from Arts Council England and Norfolk County Council.

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