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.

Entries to the YNWC are now closed. To read about the winners of the 2020 Young Norfolk Writing Competition, scroll to the bottom of this page.


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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