The Abergavenny Writing Festival

April 2024

Youth Writing Competition 2024

Youth Writing Competition 2024 – My Words, My Music.

Entries are FREE and the updated deadline for entries is Sunday 4th March 2024.

Enter using the online form here:

Youth Writing Competition Entry Form 2024 (Link opens in new tab)

Or request a form to be sent to you by emailing


Yellow poster, there is an ink blot in the top right corner, and a music note outline in the left corner. The text is black and reads: AberWritingFest 2024 19th – 20th April 2024. YOUTH WRITING COMPETITION FREE & open to all from Year 3 to Year 13. Theme for this year: My words, my music. What is your music to you? Is it something you love to listen to? Compose? Play? Sing? Is there a track you love? Perhaps music is something else to you… What are your words about your music? Respond to this theme in any way that you like – it just needs to be written. Perhaps a short story, a reflective piece of writing, lyrics or a poem, or maybe an article for a magazine. Your words to be spoken, sung, heard or read. It is up to you! The important bit is TAKING PART. Give words to your music. Maximum two entries per individual. Entries in any written form are welcome – up to 300 words. Entries in English and/or Welsh. Extended Deadline for entries: Sunday 4th March 2024 Winners announced week beginning Monday 18th March 2024. Presentation: Saturday 20th April 2024 @ 11.30am the Melville Theatre, Abergavenny, NP7 5UD. How to enter You can enter via the online form (above) or ask for a form to be emailed to you by emailing us – Winners will receive mentoring sessions with some of Wales’ most exciting and inspiring writing talent… Mentoring sessions to take place after the presentation at the Melville Theatre on 20/04/24. Funder logo’s – Rotary club, Christe Residential, Abergavenny Town Council, (bilingual logo) Arts Council of Wales – Lottery Funding – Welsh Government (bilingual logo) Facebook – abergavennywritingfestival Instagram – abergavennywritingfest Twitter (X) – aberwritingfest