“We can't control our destiny, but we can control who we become.” – Anne Frank

About the Creative Writing Awards

Anne Frank’s diary is an inspirational piece of writing, from an astonishingly insightful girl.

The diary is a stimulating and thought-provoking piece of work – we want to know how it inspires you.

How the competition is structured:

Somerset Anne Frank Youth Awards invites Somerset’s creative writers of the next generation to submit their Anne Frank inspired work. Every year we choose a quote from Anne Frank's diary and ask our entrants to write a piece based on it. Your work can be in any form you choose - poetry, prose, a diary entry or a short story with a maximum of 500 words. The winners will get the opportunity to read their entries aloud at our Awards Ceremony.

There are four age categories:

School years 5-6 (Ages 9-11)

School years 7-9 (Ages 11-14)

School years 10-11 (Ages 14-16)

School years 12-13 (Ages 16-18)

A shortlist of entries will be selected by a panel of judges and the final winners will be adjudicated by a special guest judge.

Prizes for each age category include:

1st: £75 in book tokens

2nd: £50 in book tokens

3rd: £25 in book tokens

Each shortlisted entrant will also receive a copy of 'The Diary of a Young Girl - Anne Frank'  and a certificate of recognition.

How to enter:

Nominations for the Somerset Anne Frank Creative Writing Awards are currently closed.

In the meantime, register to receive our newsletter to be informed when they reopen.

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