The WICKED YOUNG WRITER AWARDS, created and supported by the award-winning musical Wicked, has extended the deadline for entries for an additional two weeks, giving young writers until 25th March 2016 to enter the awards.
A shortlist of 120 finalists from across the UK will see their work published in the WICKED YOUNG WRITER AWARDS anthology. Finalists are also invited to an exclusive ceremony at London’s Apollo Victoria Theatre, home to the hit musical since 2006, where judges and members of the Wicked cast will announce who has won in each category.
As in previous years, there are five different age categories; 5-7, 8-10, 11-14, 15-17, 18-25.
This year there is also a For Good non-fiction award, encouraging 15–25 year olds to write essays or articles that recognise the positive impact that people can have on each other, their communities and the world in general. The new award celebrates the WICKED: FOR GOOD programme, which supports the charitable causes at the heart of the stage musical. Full details can be found at www.WickedYoungWriters.com.