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 be invited to a high-profile televised Awards ceremony scheduled to be held in London.
Share stories, come together. It's time, WRITE NOW! The competition will close on 31st January 2014.
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 the authors own unaided work. Submissions must not infringe any copyright or contain defamatory or otherwise unlawful matter.
All entrants must be aged 5 - 16. Please ensure work is entered in the age correct category.
All entrants must be permanent residents in the United Kingdom.
Entries submitted in previous Young Muslim Writers Awards competitions will not be accepted.
Entries for the Short Story prize must not exceed 8,000 words.
For Poetry prize entrants may submit up to three poems. All poems must be placed in one Microsoft Word document, with each poem clearly labelled with their titles. All Short Story entrants may submit only one story.
The closing date for the competition is midnight on the 31st January 2014. Submissions will not be accepted after this date.
All entries must be submitted through Submittable.com and all required fields must be completed.
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 your name is not included in the document.
The closing date for the competition is 23:59:59 on 31st January 2014.
Judging for the Muslim Writers Awards will be as follows:
Stage 1: A team of readers will read all submissions and select the top entries, comprising the shortlist.
Stage 2: The shortlisted entries will be assessed the judging panels which will assess the entries, giving each a score.
Stage 3: Shortlisted entrants will be invited to awards ceremony to be held in London in Summer 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 winner 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.
Winners will retain the copyright to their work but grant Muslim Writers Awards the right to publish their work in the anthology and excerpts on the Muslim Writers Awards website.
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.