Call for entries: BBC Young Writers' Award 2017

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09 February 2017
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Nikesh-LR-79017.jpg NIkesh Shukla
Writers aged 14-18 are invited to send stories up to 1,000 words on any topic

 

Writers aged 14-18 are invited to send stories up to 1,000 words on any topic

The winner will have their short story broadcast on BBC Radio 1 and will receive a personalised mentoring session with an author to develop their writing skills.

All five shortlisted writers will be given a guided visit around BBC Radio 1 in Broadcasting House.

The judges are Radio 1 DJ Alice Levine, author and editor Nikesh Shukla and author and journalist Holly Bourne.

'My work as the editor of a youth magazine, Rife, means that I work with some of the best young minds around, and I feel constantly challenged and inspired by what they write,' said Nikesh (pictured). 'I can't wait to read these incredible stories whilst judging the BBC Young Writers' Award, and am particularly interested to see the impact recent political events have had on teenagers.'

Enter 1,000 word stories to the BBC Young Writers' Award 2017 by 21 April.

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