KBF Young Writers’ Competition 2023

We’re proud to be running the second KBF Young Writers’ Competition. Celebrating the talents of young writers across South Africa, the competition is open to schoolchildren aged 6 – 18.

Entries must be based on the theme of Courage. You can write in any genre.

“Tell us a story about courage, be it silly or scary, amorous or adventurous, witty or wise.”

Use the topic as a springboard for your story and let your imagination run wild. We’re looking for original stories so write the story you’d love to read.

All the right people will be reading your entries and the winners in each category will get feedback from a professional writer or editor to guide them on their writing journey. A selection of runners-up may be selected based on merit.

Kingsmead Young Writers’ Winners 2023

Congratulations to the following winners and finalists:

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