KBF Young Writers’ Competition 2024

We received 626 entries this year – double last year’s number!

Judging happens in April and finalists will be notified by email in May.

Winners will be announced on 25 May 2024.

Best of luck to all the entrants!

Winners in each age category will get feedback from a professional writer or editor to guide them on their writing journey. Three runners-up will be selected based on merit.

The KBF Young Writers’ Competition 2024 is now closed

The Prizes

There are cash prizes and book vouchers for the winner in each age group plus written feedback on the piece submitted. In addition, the winning entries will be published in an eBook anthology of children’s stories on the Kingsmead Book Fair website. The runner’s up stories will also appear here.

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