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Young Norfolk Writing Competition

Write poems or lyrics? Short stories or essays? Aged 11-18? We’re looking for the freshest, boldest words in Norfolk.

Send us your very best writing and you could win amazing prizes, including performance opportunities and professional mentoring.

To Enter

Send us an email from your school/college/personal email account to with the following:

Closing date: Monday 5 June 2017, 5pm.

The best entries will win an exclusive private workshop session with Matt Windle (aka. ‘the poet with punch’) followed by an awards ceremony on Saturday 8 July. 

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Programmed by Writers' Centre Norwich and Young Norfolk Arts Festival. Supported by Arts Council England and Norfolk County Council.

Young Norfolk Poetry Competition 2016

We were thrilled to host the first Young Norfolk Poetry Competition last year. Read about the winner and shortlisted writers here.