Library of Birmingham, Birmingham Hippodrome & WICKED's Young Writer's Competition Deadline Is Today

Library of Birmingham, Birmingham Hippodrome & WICKED's Young Writer's Competition Deadline Is Today

The Library of Birmingham in association with Birmingham Hippodrome and the hit West End and Broadway musical Wicked are pleased to announce an exciting new competition searching for the best of Birmingham young writing talent.

Split into two age categories, 7-11 years and 12-18 years, judges are looking for short stories full of magic, mystery or a tale to capture the imagination. Young Writers are welcomed to write about any subject or story that they want to, as long as it tells a clear and captivating short story. Ages 7-11 are asked to submit between 250-500 words and Ages 12-18, 750-1000 words.

One lucky winner from each category will win a sparklingly emerald day courtesy of Wicked the Musical including the chance to meet some of the cast of the award winning production at the Library of Birmingham before taking their seats at Birmingham Hippodrome to see the musical.

Sara Rowell, Partnerships & Marketing Senior Manager from The Library of Birmingham said 'We're delighted to partner with Birmingham Hippodrome for the Wicked Young Writers Award, which aims to encourage young creative writing talent in the city and region. Children and young people have the very best imaginations and we hope this competition - and the Wicked prize - will inspire them to let their natural story-telling abilities flow and get writing this summer.'

Budding entrants are asked to download the form online by going to and clicking on 'News' or for more information click here. Entry forms are also available from The Library of Birmingham's Children's Library.

Entries close at Midnight, today, 9 July 2014 and winners must be available on Wed 30 July.

Wicked runs at Birmingham Hippodrome Wed 9 July - Sat 6 September 2014, Performance times: Mon-Sat eves 7.30pm, Wed mats 2pm, Thu 14 & 28 Aug mats 2pm, Sat mats 2.30pm. Tickets priced £25-£60 - call ticket sales on 0844 338 5000 or visit 5% transaction charge applies (excl. cash sales in person) plus postage from £1. Phone calls from 5p per minute. Prices and discounting subject to change.

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