Creative Writing Competition

Creative Writing Competition

The 2016 Competition is now closed. Please check back for details on next years competition.


2016 Winners: Zainab, Eileen, Milo and Mariam

A big congratulations to this year’s winners:

Category 1. Ages 15 – 18
1st – Zainab – The search for home

2nd – Eileen – Knock

Category 2. Ages 11 – 14
1st – Milo – Greed
2nd – Mariam – Growing up a poor child

All winners were awarded with a choice of theatre tickets or Waterstones vouchers.

All the winning entries were performed at the Rewrite Annual Celebration in March. More recently, Zainab and Eileen took part in the Southbank’s Meltdown Festival in June. Their work will also be published in the Free Writers Anthology, which was launched on Thursday 23 June at The Trunk in The Artworks, Elephant & Castle.

Mariam 2 Milo 1

Eileen 2 Zainab 2

A very big well done to all the young people who applied and participated.

What is the Rewrite Creative Writing Competition?

Every year we run a London-wide poetry, prose and playwriting competition for young people in two age categories. Winners attend a rehearsed reading of their work, performed by professional actors, as part of our Annual Celebration Event.

“I’d just like to thank you again for the opportunity with Rewrite. It was an amazing experience and gave me the confidence boost I needed!”
Tobi Kyeremetang, Creative Writing Competition Winner, 2013

“Thank you for having me at your annual celebration. It was a very inspiring evening and a fantastic insight into your company’s amazing activity with grass-roots writers and often unheard or ignored voices and stories. I’m looking forward to one of your young promising writers growing into a new voice of British theatre.”
Omar Elerian, Associate Director, Bush Theatre