“Looking at the sky, the clouds, the moon and the stars really does make me feel calm and hopeful…

Nature makes me feel humble and ready to face every day with courage.” – 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:

The 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 Anne Frank's Diary and a certificate.

How to enter:

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

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