Young Norfolk Writing Competition

Closed for submissions.

This competition is run annually in the spring for young people aged 11-18.

The closing date for the 2018 competition was Monday 4 June. We regret that we cannot accept applications after this date.

The best entries will win an exclusive private workshop session with a guest tutor, followed by an awards ceremony in Norwich on Friday 13 July.

Got a question? Email keith.packer@writerscentrenorwich.org.uk

Young Norfolk Writing Competition is a partnership between Arts Council England, Norfolk County Council, Norwich UNESCO City of Literature, Young Norfolk Arts and Writers’ Centre Norwich


Past winners

Young Norfolk Writing Competition 2017

Six winners were chosen from over 150 entries for this year’s competition; you can read their winning entries here.

We are also excited to announce the first Young Norfolk Laureate, Joe Webb. He was chosen for his creative potential and will undertake an ambassadorial role for young writers in Norwich and across the region.

Read the full press release.

Young Norfolk Poetry Competition 2016

We were thrilled to host the first Young Norfolk Poetry Competition in 2016. Read about the winner and shortlisted writers here.