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Wicked Young Writer Awards - Call for budding young writers
Deadline: Mon 12 Mar 2018
Wicked, the award-winning West End musical that tells the incredible untold story of the witches of Oz, together with the National Literacy Trust, celebrates its eighth year of the prestigious Wicked Young Writer Awards. As in previous years, entrants can enter one of five different age categories; 5-7, 8-10, 11-14, 15-17, 18-25.

In addition, the 2018 Awards see the third year of the For Good Award for Non-Fiction, encouraging 15-25 year olds to write essays or articles that recognise the positive impact that people can have on each other, their communities and the world we live in. The Wicked for Good programme supports the charitable causes at the heart of the stage musical.

A shortlist of 120 entrants from across the UK will see their work published in the Wicked Young Writer Awards anthology. They are also invited to an exclusive ceremony at London’s Apollo Victoria, home to the hit musical since 2006, where judges and members of the Wicked cast will read the winning stories and poems and announce who has won in each category.

The Wicked Young Writer Awards were created by the producers of WICKED in 2010, in collaboration with Michael Morpurgo and the National Literacy Trust - to recognise excellence in writing, encourage creativity and develop writing talent in young people. Over 25,000 young people have entered the Awards since they began in 2010.

For full details please see the Wicked Young Writer Awards website

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