Competitions

For budding writers

The Young Muslim Writers Awards is back for the 11th year and want to hear from you! If you’re aged between 5 and 16 and living in the UK, we’re inviting you to submit your entry for a chance to be read by our judges!

If you’re one of this year’s shortlisted writers, you’ll be invited to the awards ceremony, receive a certificate, and be gifted with a bag of books!

 

The closing date for the 2021 Young Muslim Writers Awards is midnight on 15th August 2021. 

 

To submit your entry, please visit our 2021 submissions page.

 

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

 

 

For grown ups

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 presented with a certificate and a gift bag of books, and are invited to an awards ceremony where the winners are announced.

 

The closing date for the 2021 Young Muslim Writers Awards is midnight on 15th August 2021.

 

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 a screenplay.

 

To easily submit your child or student’s writing, please visit our 2021 submissions page.