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From press release:
Open to all young people aged 14 to 18, who live in the UK, entrants are asked to create stories of up to 1000 words on any topic with the judges eager to see stories that show real imagination and creativity; high quality writing that can capture and hold the reader.
The shortlist of the top five stories will be announced Saturday 1 October 2016 with the finalists invited to attend the excusive BBC National Short Story Award 2016 ceremony in London on 4 October 2016, where the winner will be announced.
The talented winning writer of the BBC Young Writers’ Award with BookTrust 2016 will have their story broadcast on BBC Radio 1 and receive a personalised mentoring session with an author to help develop their writing skills. All five shortlisted writers will be given a guided tour of BBC Broadcasting House and have the chance to meet high-profile authors, publishers, agents and broadcasters.
The shortlist will also have their stories published on the BookTrust and BBC Arts websites and receive a copy of the BBC National Short Story Award 2016 with BookTrust anthology.
The deadline for receipt of entries is 5pm (BST), Friday 29 April 2016.
For full details, terms and conditions as well as the entry form please go HERE
PLEASE NOTE – all enteries should be submitted independently and not via school.