04 October 2023
The annual competition is for fiction and non-fiction by writers aged 18-25
Writers entering the prize are asked to explore the contemporary relevance of a quotation from Benjamin Franklin. The 2023 quote is:
‘Government must depend for its Effienciency either on Force or Opinion.' From 'The Colonist's advocate,' Vll. (Feb 1, 1770)
There is a first prize of £750 and a runner-up prize of £500. Winning entries will be published on the Benjamin Franklin House and Telegraph websites.
Enter original, unpublished fiction or non-fiction between 1,000 and 1,500 words.
Entry is free. Each writer may submit one entry.
The closing date is 15 November 2023.
For full details see the website.