Young Creative Awards 2021 - Open for Entries

The 2021 Nottingham Young Creative Awards is now OPEN!

The Young Creative Awards is now OPEN for entries!

Open to 11-24 year-olds living, working or studying in Nottingham, the Young Creative Awards champions creativity, celebrating achievements across 11 categories:

Animation & Digital Media
Creative Writing
Design & Architecture
Fashion & Textiles
Graphic Design
Visual Arts

To read the general YCA criteria, follow this link

To submit your entry you will need to register at the following link. It's very straightforward to do so:

Young Creative Awards 2021 - ENTER HERE

Winners will be awarded cash prizes and promotion, as well as mentoring, work placements and professional development opportunities. Crucially, the Young Creative Awards provide recognition, encouragement and support for young people in Nottingham. As YCA 2019 Creative Writing winner put it, the Young Creative Awards "assembles a sort of scaffolding when you're doing something wobbly at a rickety sort of age. Someone somewhere doesn't think you're waisting your time: keep going."

To stream the Young Creative Awards 2020 Notts TV special, follow this link.

You have until the deadline on 21 April 2021 to submit your entry. Shortlisted finalists will be announced in early June. Winners will be announced a few weeks later.

We wish you the very best of luck!

Image by Ava Hemsley (YCA 2020 Graphic Design winner, 16-18 age group)

Image by Ava Hemsley (YCA 2020 Graphic Design winner, 16-18 age group)