The Young Muslim Writers Awards is back, and we're looking for young people who love to write!
Whether it's writing a short story or penning a poem that you enjoy, submit your work to the competition.
As always shortlisted entries will be assessed by panels of esteemed judges, and the shortlisted entrants will receive a certificate and will be invited to a high-profile televised Awards ceremony scheduled to be held in London. The winners will each be awarded a trophy, and be entered for consideration for the Young Muslim Writers Awards Writer of the Year prize!
Share stories, come together. It's time, WRITE NOW! The competition will close on 31st May2014.
To enter your work, please carefully read the Terms and Conditions below and click here.
Terms and Conditions
All entries must be submitted in the English language and be original and your own unaided work. Submissions must not infringe any copyright or contain defamatory, explicit or unlawful matter.
You must must be aged 5 - 16. Please ensure your work is entered in the correct Key Stage category to increase your chance of progressing to the shortlist.
You must be a permanent residents of the United Kingdom.
Entries submitted in previous Young Muslim Writers Awards competitions will not be accepted.
You may submit your writing in both the poetry and short story categories, or just one, as you choose.
Entries for the Short Story prize must not exceed 8,000 words. You may only submit one story.
For the Poetry prize, you may submit up to three poems. All poems must be placed in one Microsoft Word document, with each poem clearly labelled with their titles.
The closing date for the competition is midnight on the 31st May 2014. Submissions will not be accepted after this date.
All entries must be submitted through Submittable.com and all required fields must be completed.
If a school is entering on behalf of its students, a teacher need only create one user account for the teacher on Submittable.com. Please use the teacher's contact details to complete the form. Each entry will need to be uploaded individually; please write the student's full name and the school name in the 'Cover Letter' section of the submission. Please do not combine all entries from the school into one document, as these may not be accepted for the competition.
All entries should be typed in Times New Roman, font size 11, in a Microsoft Word document with all pages numbered. Please ensure the title of the entry is included in the ‘Header’ of each page, and that the author's name is not included in the document. This is in order to meet our objectivity criteria during the selection process.
The closing date for the competition is 23:59:59 on 31st May 2014.
Judging for the Young Muslim Writers Awards will be as follows:
Stage 1: A team of readers will read all submissions and select the top entries, which will form the shortlist.
Stage 2: The shortlisted entries will be assessed by the expert judging panels who will assess the entries, giving each a score.
Stage 3: Shortlisted entrants will be invited to the awards ceremony which will be held in London in Autumn 2014, where the winners will be announced. More details will be available closer to the time.
The decisions of the judging panel are final and binding, and Muslim Writers Awards will not enter into correspondence or negotiation regarding the results.
Details of winners will be made available on the Muslim Writers Awards website after the Awards ceremony.
Each shortlisted candidate will agree to take part in publicity for the promotion of the Awards which will include - but is not restricted to - his/her name and photograph being used. Writers will not receive payment for this.
Shortlisted writers will retain the copyright to their work but grant Muslim Writers Awards the right to publish their work on the Muslim Writers Awards website and in any future anthology.
Submissions do not need to be centred on topics of Islam or Muslim identity, however these are equally welcome.
The submission of an entry will be deemed to imply the acceptance of these conditions of entry.