If you have a child with a passion for writing, the Young Muslim Writers’ Awards may be just what you are looking for. This year’s final deadline for submissions is 7th March.
Poetry and short stories from the under 16s will be judged by an expert panel and winners in each category will be recognised at their very own awards ceremony in front of an audience.
The Muslim Writers’ Awards were first set up in 2006 to recognise and bring together creative talent in the adult Muslim community. Following consultation with teachers and local education authorities nationally the concept was extended to schoolchildren and the first ever children’s awards presentation was held in May 2010.
Adult entries are also welcome from March 2011 and allow poetry, prose, screenplays and journalism. Previous work has even gone on to publishing houses so there is no reason to hold back.
For more information on the awards and how to submit an entry visit: