Supporting the next generation of socially engaged young writers and thinkers from across the UK through our prize, resources, workshops and projects.
In 2023: writers are asked to write critically and creatively about who or what controls aspects of the world we live in, how we might be able to find new ways to take control of our futures and most productively use the power that we have.
In 2024, writers are asked to write about: What does home mean to you?
I am privileged to have been involved as a volunteer for this year's Orwell Youth Prize, reading poems, essays, and short stories submitted by pupils from different schools and giving them feedback to help them write the best piece they can.
I enjoyed volunteering so much last year, I'm going to be a reader again next year.
Photograph by Peter Longden (April 2022) of graffiti art by Pure Evil (Charlie Uzzel-Edwards), Southwold Pier
‘What I have most wanted to do… is to make political writing into an art’
"All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others."