Terms and Conditions

  1. Competition entries can be submitted by any 13-18 year old. All eligible entrants from the UK will receive free IGGY membership. All eligible entrants from outside of the UK will receive free IGGY membership for one year.
  2. Each entrant under the age of 18 must obtain the permission of a parent or guardian to enter. It is the responsibility of each entrant and the entrant's parent and/or guardian to ensure that they have read and abide by these terms and conditions.
  3. Eligible entries are classed as stories:
    • Submitted by someone who is aged between 13 and 18 years old on Friday 20th January 2017
    • Of a standard deemed appropriate to be entered into the next stage of the competition for judging
    • Which are deemed suitable for entry to the competition with regard to appropriate language to the 13 – 18 year old audience
    • Which incorporate the theme of 'Memory'
    • Which are a maximum of 2,500 words in length
  4. All eligible entrants must have completed the registration process, be full IGGY members and have submitted their story before the competition deadline on 20th January 2017.
  5. The winner of the IGGY and Litro Young Writers’ Prize will receive a £1,000 cash prize and their story will appear on IGGY.net and Litro.co.uk
  6. Further prizes will be awarded at the discretion of the judging panel
  7. The closing date for all entries is 09:00 (GMT) Friday 20th January 2017
  8. Only one entry can be submitted per person
  9. Entries must be submitted in English
  10. Submissions should be made online at www.IGGY.net/writingprize
  11. Work submitted should be the original work of the entrant. Please see our rules on copyright and plagiarism
  12. Entrants retain the copyright in all entries submitted to the IGGY and Litro Young Writers' Prize but grant to IGGY and Litro a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, royalty-free licence to use, copy, publish and distribute the entries at IGGY.net, the Litro magazine, Litro online, and The University of Warwick websites as well as other platforms or media whether now known or developed in the future and to edit, adapt, abridge or translate the stories for such purposes. Entrants warrant that all entries are their original work and will not infringe the intellectual property rights or other rights of any other party and will not contain any material which is libellous, defamatory, obscene or offensive.
  13. IGGY and Litro are unable to offer individual feedback to entrants
  14. The decision of the judges is final
  15. All shortlisted entrants will be invited to attend the awards ceremony at the iconic Shard building in London

As someone who has studied creative writing and English at university myself, I am just completely overwhelmed by the quality and the shear incisiveness the individuals have shown Ken Sloan, University of Warwick, Registrar and Chief Operating Officer
While the interpretation of the theme has been unique with every piece, the quality has been consistently outstanding. I often had to keep reminding myself of just how young our entrants are, and our final selection includes stories that writers of twice our entrants age would struggle to beat. Tim Leach, 2014-15 Head Judge
Writing for me is a creative outlet, I write when I have something to talk about, when I feel upset, if I am really happy, I feel like I can write when I have quite extreme emotions Rianna Davis, IGGY and Litro Young Writers’ Prize 2014-15 Shortlist
I like writing because it is a way of reinventing the world around you Ella Holliday, IGGY and Litro Young Writers’ Prize 2014-15 Shortlist
As an Editor of a literary magazine, I continue to be pleasantly surprised by the high quality, creativity and imagination of the brilliant young minds entering our Prize - year in year out. Eric Akoto, Editor in Chief, Litro Magazine