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Awards 2024

We are thrilled to be able to invite Spark Young Writers and their families or friends to join us to celebrate another wonderful year of writing. 

On Saturday 13th July 2024 we will present certificates to any young writers present, hear some of their work and hear from former Birmingham Poet Laureate, and star of the Commonwealth Games Opening and Closing Ceremonies, Casey Bailey

The event will be held at The Exchange, Centenary Square which is opposite the Library of Birmingham. We would like the young writers to arrive at 1.30pm and we will open the doors to their well-wishers at 2pm. We anticipate the whole event will be finished by 3.45pm at the latest. We cannot guarantee that late arrivals will be awarded their certificate, but you will be able to collect it from members of staff afterwards.

Pre booking is essential.

Below is a booking form for you to complete. Please contact us if you have any questions. 

We are looking forward to celebrating the achievements of our Spark Young Writers on Saturday 13th July 2024

We will present each Spark Young Writer with a certificate. The certificates will be presented by a special guest and we will have a photographer present to capture the moment. Photographs will be made available a week or so later for you to download for your personal use.
If you have more than one Spark Young Writer wishing to attend please let us know here.
Space is at a premium, so please only book for people who will actually attend. Any guests under 4 years old will need to sit on an adult's lap due to pressure of space.
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Get Writing

If you’d like to submit a piece of your writing for possible inclusion in the magazine, please see the Get Involved page to see more details. This magazine is published online three times a year: summer (June/July), winter (October-December) and spring (February-April) terms.

Our Spark Young Writers groups for September 2024-June 2025 will soon be available to book. 

Check back soon for details, including news of groups which are brand new for September 2024.

Spark Young Writers can submit up to 500 words of their writing for inclusion in this year’s Anthology. The deadline for submissions is 22nd July 2024. Full details can be found here.

Submissions for the 29th edition of the Spark Young Writer Magazine are also being accepted. The deadline is 29th November 2024.


Check out all our ideas for writing prompts at our Get Writing tab. 

A wide selection of images, videos and Funsheets for young writers to complete.