The Young Norfolk Writing Competition is: “a partnership between Arts Council England, Norfolk County Council, Norwich UNESCO City of Literature, Young Norfolk Arts and the National Centre for Writing.” In addition to funding from the Anguish Educational Foundation. It is an opportunity for young people aged 11-18 to submit their writing. The competition accepts a range of mediums, including; stories, lyrics, narrative for games, graphic stories, poems, spoken word, scripts, podcasts, plays, articles, journalism or essays—all with a chance of winning a range of prizes and brilliant opportunities. I have been working around the Young Norfolk Writing Competition for a few years now, but this is the first time I was involved throughout the whole competition.
Promotion of YNWC 2021 to all relevant schools and organisations in the region.
Collation of all entries.
To collect and analyse feedback and statistics and deliver an evaluation.
This was a fantastic opportunity to get insight into a writing competition. It was great to gain this insight with a competition I already knew quite well. I enjoyed learning how it worked and especially how to process the entries once they came in. In addition, I got to speak with teachers and hear about their wonderful students who wanted to get involved.
It was lovely to work on a project from start to finish in this way. I tend to come in for parts of projects, so coordinating and working on the same project for an extended amount of time was fantastic.