CREATIVE WRITING AWARDS 2020
MEET THE JUDGES
PRIZES
THE RULES
GUIDANCE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
GUIDANCE FOR PARENTS
GUIDANCE FOR TEACHERS
GALLERY OF INSPIRATION

#AnneFrankWritingAwards

The Rules

1. Entrants must be:

  • aged between 10 and 15 years old on 31 August 2020
  • resident in the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man
  • supported in their entry by a teacher or other professional who can vouch for the originality of the work and age of the entrant. Please note that we cannot accept entries directly from young people or their parents or carers.

2. Entries must be:

  • new and original work by the entrant
  • any length up to 1,000 words
  • about or inspired by the life or work of Anne Frank (1929-1945), and contributing to The Anne Frank Trust UK’s aim of preventing prejudice and discrimination
  • written in English
  • not previously published or awarded
  • submitted by 5pm on Wednesday 30 June 2020
  • submitted in electronic format (eg. email, word document, PDF, or scan of handwritten work)
  • submitted on behalf of the entrant by a teacher or other relevant professional – eg teaching assistant, social worker, youth worker, support worker – using their professional email address and including work contact details.
  • Entrants may submit no more than two entries – one poem and/or one story, article or essay.

3. The Anne Frank Trust UK:

  • will communicate with entrants only through their teacher or supporting professional
  • aims to reply to every entry within 2 weeks of receipt, giving individual written feedback and a certificate of participation
  • will inform entrants of any work selected for publication on the Trust’s website or on social media
  • will name entrants only by first name, age and school or location, although may invite some entrants to participate in further publicity, with professional and parental approval
  • Will judge entries in 4 categories:
    • Poetry age 10 to 12
    • Poetry age 13 to 15
    • Story, article or essay age 10 to 12
    • Story, article or essay age 13 to 15
  • will notify award-winners by 15 July 2020,
  • will not enter into any other correspondence about entries, entrants or the awards judging.

4. By entering:
each entrant agrees that their entry may be published, broadcast or otherwise publicly distributed The Anne Frank Trust UK and its agents or partners. However, the entrant retains copyright for their work and may subsequently publish as they choose.