MCBF Young Journalism Prize

Young Journalists tweeting from the 2014 Manchester Children’s Book Festival
Do you love reading? Do you have a passion for writing? Would you like to see your work published on the official Manchester Children’s Book Festival blog and be in with the chance of winning a £100 Amazon voucher?

The first Manchester Children’s Book Festival’s Young Journalism Prize invites young people attending our fantastic MCBF events – at MMU, at partner venues across Manchester, or in your school or local library – to write about them for our Reading and Writing Relay. If you can’t make it to Manchester for our events, don’t worry – you can write book reviews of your favourite children’s books or even send us an opinion piece (for example, what do you think about libraries, or your favourite authors?).

Send your blog to The best pieces, received before the end of August 2015, will be published on the MCBF Reading and Writing Relay, with extracts from the best appearing in our MCBF Festival News, a printed brochure that will showcase what went on at the 2015 Festival. The overall winner, our MCBF 2015 Young Journalist of the Year, will be presented with an Amazon voucher worth £100, and four runners up will each receive £25 vouchers.

The competition is open to young writers of any age but you must be no older than 16 at the end of August 2015 to qualify. Winners will be announced in September 2015, at the start of the new school year.

See the Reading and Writing Relay for example posts and more information.

This competition has been kindly funded by Mr Mohammad Habeebullah OBE.

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