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The time has come to announce the shortlisted entrants for the IGGY and Litro Young Writers’ Prize!

Shortlisted entrants will attend an awards ceremony at the Iconic Shard building in London on Wednesday 26th April 2017.

There’s also a chance for 5 IGGY members to get free tickets to attend the awards ceremony on the day.

All you need to do is read the shortlisted stories and vote on your favourite story to be in with a chance of winning a free ticket for yourself and a guest to see the event live at The Shard.


5 lucky winners will get the chance to:

  • Meet the writing competition entrants
  • Meet other members of the IGGY community
  • Meet some of the judges
  • Meet the IGGY Team
  • Enjoy the most amazing view of London from the Shard

Tag an IGGY friend to vote too – who knows, you both just might get lucky!



Competition now closed


Voting Terms and Conditions

  • One entry per member
  • Competition open to UK IGGY members
  • Deadline is Midday (BST) Friday 7th April, 2017. Competition now closed.
  • Winners will be offered the opportunity to attend the Awards Ceremony for the IGGY and Litro Young Writers’ Prize as a guest on Wednesday 26th April 2017 (2pm – 4:30pm)
  • All entrants will be put through to a prize draw
  • Winners will be expected to attend with a parent/guardian on the day
  • Winners will need to complete the relevant paperwork required to allow them into the Shard
  • Winners and their guest will need to bring ID with their name on in order to gain entrance to the Shard
  • Winners will need to make their own travel arrangements to and from the awards ceremony
  • IGGY will be able to write to your teacher to explain that you will be attending the ceremony if this is on a school day
  • Prizes are not transferable. Winners unable to attend the awards ceremony will not receive an alternative prize