Shortlist announced for BBC Young Writers' Award 2020


21 September 2020
The contest is for work by writers aged 13 to 18

The shortlist for the BBC Young Writers Award, run with First Story and Cambridge University, has been announced on BBC Radio 1's Life Hacks.

The Award is for stories up to 1,000 words by writers aged 13 to 18.

The shortlist is:

Winds that Travel Across, Maleeha Faruki

Three Pomegranate Seeds, Mei Kawagoe

Bingo Tuesdays, Ben Marshall

The Changeling, Lottie Mills

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The Battle of Trafalgar Square, Naomi Thomas.

Katie Thistleton, Chair of the 2020 BBC Young Writers’ Award Judging Panel, said 'Congratulations to our five shortlisted writers and thank you to everyone who entered the 2020 BBC Young Writers’ Award. This year has been an unsettling one for young people and writing has proved a powerful way to explore complex feelings and emotions. Gaining insight into the minds of teenagers and what they care about through their writing has never seemed so vital. I hope this year’s entries will inspire others.'

The winner will be announced live on BBC Radio 4 Front Row on 4 October.


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