2020 Young Muslim Writers Awards now open for submissions

Each year we run a writing competition for children aged between 5 and 16 to celebrate their creativity and writing talent. We hope to inspire children and help them become confident writers.

Short stories, poems, articles, screenplays and play scripts that are submitted are assessed to select the top five entries from each category. These shortlisted entries are presented to our expert panel of judges comprised of distinguished poets, authors and other notable figures from the arts and media industry.

Shortlisted writers are invited to a star studded awards ceremony where the winners are announced.


The closing date of the Young Muslim Writers Awards 2020 has been extended until midnight on 30th September 2020, allowing young writers to spend their summer holiday working on their entry.


Writers aged 5 to 11 are invited to submit a poem and a story.

Writers aged 11 to 16 are invited to submit a poem, story, article, play script, and screenplay.


When submitting an entry, select the Key Stage group which the writer was in on 31st August 2020, not the Key Stage group on 1st September 2020. This will allow young writers to be within the same category as their peers.


All submissions made already remain unaffected, and entrants do not need to resubmit their entry. To easily submit your child or student’s writing, please visit the 2020 submissions page.


For budding writers

The Young Muslim Writers Awards are back and hungrier than ever before for more of your tantalisingly tasty talent. For all budding writers aged 5 to 16 with just that flavoursome flair begging to be showcased, whip up a short story, poem, article, screenplay or play script for our ravenous judges.


Enter your piecesfor the chance of being shortlisted and invited to the awards ceremony, packed with performances that will make your jaw drop and cheer out loud. Who knows, winning a trophy might just be the cherry on the top!


To enter, visit our 2020 submissions page.


We’ve compiled a list of resources to help you get started.