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

To enter, you must be aged 11 to 18 and be living and/or studying in Norfolk, or your school or home address has an NR postcode.

Once your writing is ready, you can submit your entry via the button below (you will need to have a Google Drive login) or send us an email from your school/college/personal email account to

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Please note: writing previously submitted to the Young Norfolk Writing Competition cannot be accepted. However, you are very welcome to enter again with new writing!

The closing date for entries is 5pm on Monday 25 May 2020.

Any questions?

If you have a question or are experiencing difficulties with submitting your entry, please email or call 01603 877177.


Young Norfolk Writing Competition is a partnership between Arts Council England, Norfolk County Council, Norwich UNESCO City of Literature, Young Norfolk Arts and the National Centre for Writing.

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