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Future and Form Writing Prize 2021 –
for beginner writers 16+

The Prize is now closed. Read the winning entries here: Announcing the Future and Form Writing Prize 2021 – Future and Form.

Win £50 by completing a web-based interactive creative writing workshop with the acclaimed author, Tash Aw

Join the guided writing experience at

It takes just 15 minutes

Deadline: 22 November 2021

The prize

Judges from the British Archive of Contemporary Writing will select a top prize winner, who will receive £50 to spend on books at iconic Norwich department store Jarrold (voucher can also be spent remotely online). Runners-up receive £25

Judging criteria

Rather than polished work, the judges are looking for entries that show:

· a thoughtful response to the creative writing prompts

· a willingness to embrace the experience of developing characters and engaging in creative decisions from the sparks of an idea

· a relationship to the audio-visual elements of the experience and/or the setting suggested in the story

How it works

Complete the experience as many times as you like here (recommended for 16+).

It works best using a laptop or desktop with a Google Chrome Web browser and a pair of headphones but can work with tablets and mobiles, too. See below for further details on technology requirements, or email for assistance.

After you click submit, a confirmation email arrives containing your writing and a digital artwork. You can also choose to display it in an online gallery:

How to enter the competition

Forward the email containing your best work to for your chance to win

Deadline: 22 November 2021