Author of Tomorrow Contest

first_img ← The Global Business Challenge Reddit Share 0 Deadline: 31 May 2019Open to: open to young people, aged 21 and under, who have completed a short piece of adventure writing in EnglishAward: different prizes for different categoriesDescriptionThe Author of Tomorrow is designed to find the adventure writers of the future. Part of the Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize, it is an annual competition open to young people, aged 21 and under, who have completed a short piece of adventure writing in English.The award is run in partnership with Worldreader, a charity on a mission to make everyone a reader. Written by young people, for young people to read, and judged by a panel of young readers, the Author of Tomorrow plays its part in improving global literacy levels.They work with a team of readers to provide feedback to all the writers who enter the competition. They work with these readers to identify the stories that best fit the guidelines for what an adventure is and determine a ten-strong shortlist.These ten young writers will get to work with an editor before having their work digitally published in an anthology available in Worldreader’s open library. They will also receive a certificate to celebrate their achievement.These stories will then be read by a team of young judges who will decide the winner of the 2019 Author of Tomorrow, to be announced at our award ceremony in London, on 12th September 2019.To receive reminders and be kept up-to-date with other news relating to the Adventure Writing Prize, you can sign up to their mailing list.EligibilityYoung writers must enter the competition within the following three age categories:Category 1: age 16-21 yearsYoung writers must submit a short adventure story between 1500-5000 words in lengthCategory 2: age 12-15 yearsYoung writers must submit a short adventure story between 1500-5000 words in lengthCategory 3: age 11 and underYoung writers must submit a short adventure story up to 500 words in lengthWhat is an adventure story? There are a few simple ingredients that make up an adventure story. Your story can take place in any world, so long as it:Takes the reader on an epic journey, exploring new horizons – be they historical or geographical;Explores the themes of courage, endurance, and resourcefulness;Allows readers to connect with a different reality or culture.AwardCategory 1: age 16-21 yearsPrize: GBP 1,000Category 2: age 12-15 yearsPrize: GBP 100 plus GBP 150 in book tokens for their school, library or charity of choiceCategory 3: age 11 and underPrize: GBP 100 plus GBP 150 in book tokens for their school, library or charity of choiceHow to apply? In order to apply, please click here.For more information, please visit the official website Author of Tomorrow Contest Similar Stories +1center_img Pocket May 20, 2019 Published by sanja Tweet LinkedIn 0 Ocean Plastic Innovation Challenge – National Geographic Society →last_img

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