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About the award

The BBC Young Writers' Award with First Story and Cambridge University

Cambridge University is delighted to be working with the BBC and First Story in the Young Writers' Award for 2018. If you are aged 14 to 18 and love writing, why not enter your story of up to 1000 words? We welcome stories on any subject. If you are looking for inspiration, this virtual treasure trove of books, manuscripts and objects from Cambridge University Library could provide a spark so follow this link to take a look around.

Full information about the award including how to enter is on the BBC's web pages at and First Story's National Writing Day website gives a huge wealth of writing tips and resources.

The stories that won in 2017 are available for reading on the 2017 Young Writers' Award pages.

To find out more about the work done with young writers by our partners First Story, visit their web pages: