Competition

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After the success of last year’s competition, we’ve decided to run PaperBound’s Competition for Young Writers again in 2022. 

Entries will open in the New Year for those ages 11-16 living in the UK. We’ll announce more information nearer the date. Your writing can be on any theme so get your thinking caps on! Don’t forget, you can read all about our 2021 winners in our FREE summer 2021 issue, available on our issues page.

In 2021, the competition was judged by brilliant YA author, Caroline Logan, and we were lucky enough to be sponsored by Cranachan Publishing

We’re now looking for a volunteer judge and sponsor for our 2022 competition.  

If you think that could be you, please drop us an email:                                                      paperboundmagazine@outlook.com

Writing Competition 2021

You can read more about last year’s competition below

PaperBound’s Competition for Young Writers 2021

During 2021, we ran our first ever competition for young writers. We received so many wonderful pieces of writing and the quality of every entry was outstanding. 

Huge thanks to our judge, Caroline Logan, and to our generous sponsor Cranachan Publishing for contributing prizes to all the shortlist.

You can read the winning entry here, while the entire shortlist is available to read from our Summer 2021 issue FREE here.

Below you will find a list of the longlisted and shortlisted writers, along with the winning entry. Huge thanks and congratulations to everyone who entered. We were blown away by the quality of your stories. 

2021 Longlist

A Strange Dream by Beth Cornwell

Are You There Father by Matilda Wilkins

Flowers of Hope by Livia Brain

For the Love of Egg by Emilia Shackel

Glass by Jasmine Todman

Is This The End by Sarah de Villiers

No Tomorrows for Tony by Hattie Whittington

Out of my Depth by Colette Foster

Reversing a Wish by Jude Shalaby

Send Off by Erin Bagshaw

The Dig by Daisy Whittington

The Kelpies by Simon Ezra-Jackson

The Kraken’s Song by Douglas Irons

Up High by Avantika Vinay

2021 Shortlist

A Strange Dream by Beth Cornwell

Flowers of Hope by Livia Brain

No Tomorrows for Tony by Hattie Whittington

Out of my Depth by Colette Foster

The Dig by Daisy Whittington

The Kelpies by Simon Ezra-Jackson

2021 Winner

The Dig by Daisy Whittington 

You can read 2021’s winning entry, The Dig, by Daisy Whittington here.

We’re now looking for a volunteer judge and sponsor for our 2022 competition.  

If you think that could be you, please drop us an email:                                                      paperboundmagazine@outlook.com

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