The Solstice Prize for Young Writers 

A creative writing prize for 10-17 year olds brought to you by Writing East Midlands 

The Solstice Prize, now in its third year, inspires young people to use creative writing to view the world from a fresh angle and share what they see. It recognises excellence, encourages creativity and helps develop critical editing and presentation skills.

10-13 and 14-17 years.  

1st prize: £50 cash for the entrant £50 book token for their school/college  

Work will be published on 

There will also be a range of giveaways and writing treats for the ten most highly commended pieces in each age category.   

For full competition rules, click here.


Now Closed for Submissions – Results announced on the Winter Solstice – 21st December 


If you’d like further information please don’t hesitate to contact me on – Tel: 0115 7934110