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Lit in Colour’s Creative Student Prize prompts young people to explore their relationship with books and reading by asking the question: what place do books have in your world?
You may be looking forward to a summer of reading, or you may not remember the last time you read a book outside of school. If you’re aged 14-18 and live in the UK or Republic of Ireland, we want to hear from you.
In partnership with Adobe, the ultimate prize is a free MacBook Air, complete with a year-long subscription to Adobe suite. Runners up will receive Beats by Dre headphones, and a Penguin audiobook package. Ten finalists will have their responses published on the Lit in Colour website.
How to apply
We're accepting submissions in a number of formats:
- Essay (up to 800 words)
- Short story (up to 800 words)
- Poetry (up to 300 words)
- Video or TikTok (between 15 seconds – 1 minute for TikTok and up to 3 minutes long if mp4 video file)
- Illustration, photography or artwork (jpeg, png or PDF format)
We'll also ask you to write up a short synopsis to contextualise your application.
If you've read our top tips and are ready to apply, fill out our application form by Friday 17 September.
Creative Student Prize: Entry KitThinking about your response Your submission should be a response to the question: what place do books have in your world? There’s no right answer to this question, and you can approach it any way you like. You could think about the role books and stories play at school or in your home, whether they […]
Creative Student Prize: Teaching ResourcesWe’ve created some free downloadable resources so that you can share the opportunity to apply for the prize with your students. Click here to access: Overview Lesson plan V1 (45-60 min) Lesson plan V2. (10-15 min) Poster – A3 and A4 Social promotional assets Printable worksheets
- Social Impact
Creative Student Prize – meet the judgesHumza Ashard Actor, author, comedian, writer and MBE Humza Arshad rose to fame with his wildly acclaimed web series Diary of a Badman. With over 100 million YouTube views and becoming the first British YouTuber to have his own scripted comedy series on BBC Three, the mockumentary series Coconut, Humza is one of the most […]