BookRix Contest: Young Writer of the Year Award 2012

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Being a young writer can be challenging and a little scary if you feel that you are competing with the rest of the world. Get rid of those fears and get involved with a contest that is meant for you!

BookRix, a leader in the market place for supporting young writers, is offering generous cash prizes of $800 to find the best writer between the ages of 12 and 21 years old.


First place – $500 cash
Second place – $200 cash
Third place – $100 cash


- This contest is free to enter, but you must be a member of BookRix and the YoungWriters group to take part. Click here to get access to the group:

- The contest is for a fiction or non-fiction story with a word limit of 3,000. We encourage you to enter your best work and suggest that before you enter, you spend some time editing it to a high contest standard. We will provide the format guidelines at the beginning of the contest thread as well as providing a list of sponsors for advice and help on editing your story.

- In the interest of achieving a high standard of work, stories deemed not to be up to standard will be eliminated by the YoungWriters moderators so that only the best work is shortlisted to the voting stage.

- All entries must be submitted in the form of a BookRix book, with cover, title and the contents formatted within the given guidelines. Please note the name of your sponsor, if you have one, on the first page of the book. Formatting details to follow.

- X.Rated material is not admissible

- Only one entry per contestant will be accepted

    June 1st Submissions of entries. A thread will be opened in the YoungWriters group.
    August 1st Elimination of entries not up to a good standard.
    August 18thVoting by the community will begin.
    October 1st Top 30 – 40 entries will go through to be judged by a secret panel of writers with a strict marking/points criteria. No sponsors or YoungWriter moderators will be allowed to judge this stage.
    December 18th Winner of the title of ‘YoungWriter of the Year’ is announced.

    Apart from the cash prizes, all three winners will be featured on the BookRix website and the YoungWriters facebook page.

    If you have any questions, please direct them to members:
    writingmum and/or chrisc.

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