IGGY is all about providing opportunities for talent to flourish, and we’re delighted to work with Litro for the fourth year to encourage new writing talent. This year we’ve received entries from young people across the world displaying passion, talent and individuality in their writing. Congratulations to the winner and everyone who took part.
Each year the strength of the entrants amaze and surprise, the stories grow in maturity and strength of theme, the collection of entries this year is no different, with some very demanding and mature voices for their age.
A huge congratulations to all those who made it to the shortlist and the longlist: I can’t wait to read your stories! Thank you to all the judges who considered my story good enough for winning the award, for their interest, for their effort. And of course, to IGGY and Litro who were responsible for this competition, who gave me an incredible opportunity to explore myself as a writer and who gave me the most momentous moment of my life.
This was very impressive collection of pieces from young writers. The theme of Dreams provoked a broad range of stories and essays with a wide variety of styles. The quality of writing was high overall – some of it exceptional with writers demonstrating an ability to tell stories with power and emotion that contained strong narrative and characters.