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Benjamin Franklin House Literary Prize 2021
Deadline: Sun 31 Oct 2021
Each year a question or quote exploring Franklin’s relevance in our time is open for interpretation in 1000-1500 words (fiction or non-fiction). Open to young writers, aged 18-25 and living in the UK. First prize of £750, and a second prize of £500. Winning entries will be published on our website.

The Franklin quote for interpretation in 2021 is ‘Without Freedom of Thought, there can be no such Thing as Wisdom; and no such Thing as publick Liberty, without Freedom of Speech.’ Silence Dogood, No.8, The New-England Courant (1722).

Benjamin Franklin is one of history’s great figures. While he made lasting contributions in many fields, his first passion was writing. He believed in the power of the written word as the bedrock of a democratic society, to inform, and stimulate debate.

The Benjamin Franklin House Literary Prize is held in association with The Telegraph and endowed by Benjamin Franklin House Chairman John Studzinski, a leading executive and philanthropist.

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Deadline: 31 October 2021


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