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ENTRIES ARE NOW CLOSED FOR THE 2022 YOUNG CREATIVE AWARDS.

To enter the Creative Writing category, please ensure your work is one of the following:

  • Short story or script – no longer than 4,000 words
  • Poem – maximum of 100 lines
  • A piece of Journalism (factual), blog post, or article for the web – no more than 1,000 words

Please make sure your entry is:

  • Typed in Arial 12 pt black font
  • Lines to be double-spaced
  • All pages numbered
  • Your name must not appear anywhere on the page or document
  • The name of the story and word count to be included within the header on every page
    Your work can be based on reality or fiction.

Please note your entry will be rejected if it does not follow the entry rules. As part of the online entry system you should also submit a statement detailing your inspiration for what you have written, and why you feel it is important to write about it.

The judges recommend you ask someone to read through your work, and check your grammar and spelling as you may be marked down for errors.

ENTER NOW

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THE YCA 2021 CREATIVE WRITING WINNERS WERE:

Aine Mullan (11-15 age group): "Christmas Eve" by Aine Mullan

Emily Clarkin (16-18 age group): "Spaghetti Sauce" by Emily Clarkin

Sophie Carroll (19-24 age group): "To The Province" by Sophie Carroll

(click on the links to read their winning entries)