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The Anne Frank Creative Writing Awards 2020

The first ever Anne Frank Creative Writing Awards, launched on 20 May 2020, invited young people across the country to take Anne Frank as their inspiration and create a piece of writing that called for a world free from prejudice.

Between launch day and deadline on 30 June, we received 937 entries from 10 –15 year-olds across the UK. Anne Frank is clearly an inspiration to young people, and the subject of prejudice and discrimination in today’s society is one about which they feel strongly.

After 2 weeks of deliberation and judging, Booker Prize winner Bernardine Evaristo and Anthony Anaxagorou, announced their chosen winners.

Entries have been judged on three criteria:

  • creativity and quality of writing
  • the originality of your take on Anne Frank
  • the strength of your anti-prejudice message.

Awards have been given in 4 catagories:

  • Poetry ages 10 to 12
  • Poetry ages 13 to 15
  • Story, essay or article ages 10 to 12
  • Story, essay or article ages 13 to 15


We were delighted to receive almost a thousand entries to the first ever Anne Frank Creative Writing Awards. Such a high number has meant a lot more admin for our team to manage but
all certificates and feedback forms have now been emailed out and all prizes, and platinum, gold, silver, bronze, and highly commended certificates have been posted.
Half the Commended certificates have also now been posted, and the remaining half will be sent out by w/c 21 September.
Thank you for your patience!

The winning entry in each category will be read aloud by Anthony and Bernardine, filmed and shown on our website.

Click here to see what you could win!

“When I write I can shake off all my cares. My sorrow disappears, my spirits are revived!”
-Anne Frank, aged 14 (5 April 1944).