Young and Talented Cornwall Creative Writing Award

Description: The Young & Talented Cornwall Creative Writing Award aims to support and encourage young writers in Cornwall, between the ages of 16 and 23. They are especially hoping to support those from disadvantaged and challenging backgrounds. The award will be a mix of both mentoring with an established writer based in Cornwall (face-to-face sessions supported by email contact) and a cash award of up to £1,000 together with a reading award of £150 worth of books. The mentoring support is offered for a period of up to a year.

Type: Individuals

Status: Open

Maximum: Up to £1,000 together with a reading award of £150 worth of books

Opening: 20/09/2022

Deadline: 16/01/2023

Notes: The next awarding panel meeting will be in March 2023


The Young & Talented Cornwall Creative Writing Award aims to support and encourage young writers in Cornwall, between the ages of 16 and 23. They are especially hoping to support those from disadvantaged and challenging backgrounds. The award will be a mix of both mentoring with an established writer based in Cornwall (face-to-face sessions supported by email contact) and a cash award of up to £1,000 together with a reading award of £150 worth of books. The mentoring support is offered for a period of up to a year.

Applicants will need to meet a number of criteria to be considered for a grant. To be eligible applicants must:

  • be resident in Cornwall or the Isles of Scilly
  • be 16 years or over and under 23 years of age
  • be an aspiring writer who is unable to achieve your aims or ambitions without financial support
  • be able to demonstrate your ability by producing a sample of your work – up to 500 words
  • be able to show your passion and determination through a personal statement
  • be able to produce two recent references (within the last three months) that are dated, signed and headed

If you feel that you meet the necessary requirements, please download and complete the application form below. (Free to apply)

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It is important that you answer every question on the form; if you fail to complete all sections your application will not be considered.