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D. H. Lawrence Children’s Writing Prize

The D.H. Lawrence Children’s Prize is a new writing competition launched to celebrate World Book Day. As one of Nottingham’s most famous sons, the award is named in honour of the Eastwood born writer, D.H. Lawrence who often wrote about the local area in his own works. There are two categories – under 11s and 12-16s. First place in both categories will win a Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition, whilst second place in each category will receive £50 in National Book Tokens and third place will receive £30 in National Book Tokens. Submit a short stories, poem or non-fiction piece of no more than 500 words to or deliver to The D.H. Lawrence Birthplace Museum, 8a Victoria Street, Eastwood, Nottinghamshire, NG16 3AW. This year’s theme is ‘my neighbourhood’ and the judges will be looking for pieces which are inspired by the local area and what makes it special.

Entries close on 31 May 2022. Following the judging panel, a special awards evening will take place in July! More details will follow on this shortly.

D.H. Lawrence Children’s Prize: Writing Competition : Broxtowe Borough Council

Posted on 31 March 2023

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