Young writers award launch...
Award launch was part of the Loogabarooga Festival 2018
AS PART of the Loogabarooga Festival 2018, the launch of the 9th annual Wicked Young Writer Awards took place at Loughborough Endowed Schools.
WICKED, the award-winning West End musical that tells the incredible untold story of the witches of Oz, together with the National Literacy Trust, launched this year’s awards with a special musical performance by a cast member from WICKED. Dan Freedman, author of the Jamie Johnson series of books, attended and is judging the 2018 Awards.
The awards were created by the producers of WICKED in 2010, in collaboration with Michael Morpurgo and the National Literacy Trust - to recognise excellence in writing, encourage creativity and develop writing talent in young people.
More than 25,000 young people have entered the awards since they began in 2010, with 2018 seeing the fastest growing level of entries to date.
Over 600 primary and secondary schools and colleges entered this year’s awards from all over the UK. As in previous years, entrants can enter one of five different age categories; 5-7, 8-10, 11-14, 15-17, and 18-25 years.
In addition, the 2019 awards see the fourth year of the FOR GOOD Award for Non-Fiction, encouraging 15 to 25-year-olds to write essays or
articles that recognise the positive impact that people can have on each other, their communities and the world we live in.
The WICKED FOR GOOD programme supports the charitable causes at the heart of the stage musical.
For more details visit www.wickedyoungwriterawards.com/
The launch of the 9th annual Wicked Young Writer Awards at Hodson Hall, Loughborough Endowed Schools.
Dan Freedman at the launch of the 9th annual Wicked Young Writer Awards in Loughborough.
Children at the launch of the 9th annual Wicked Young Writer Awards at Hodson Hall, Loughborough Endowed Schools.
James Draisey and Laura Pick from WICKED at the awards launch.