From Carolyn Yates
New BBC Young Writers’ Award with Booktrust to inspire and encourage the next generation of writers. Young people aged 14 to 18, who live in the UK can submit short stories of up to 1000 words on any topic. A panel of three judges will select a shortlist of the top five stories, which will be announced in September 2015. The judges will be looking for high-quality writing, stories that demonstrate originality, imagination and creativity, and writers who can capture the reader and hold their attention.
Deadline is 5pm (GMT), Wednesday 25 February 2015. The Terms & Conditions and Entry Form, along with a host of resources to help writers get started with their stories, are available online here