How to Enter the Kelpies Prize for Writing

The Kelpies Prize for Writing 2020 is now open for entries!

This year’s entrants must submit the following via our online entry form:

1. The first five chapters of a book for children, plus a synopsis (2-3 paragraphs) summarising the whole book, so we can see how your story will develop.

2. A synopsis (2-3 paragraphs) for a different book for children.

3. A short piece of writing (1,000-3,000 words) for children that begins with:
     [Character name] had a secret that no one must ever discover…

The closing date for entries is 5pm, 29 February 2020.

Before you submit your entry, please read both our Guidelines and Terms & Conditions carefully.

Please note that you will need to sign in to your Google account in order to use the online form. If you don’t have one, you can set one up for free here. Please email us if you have any questions or accessibility issues which might make the submission process problematic.

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Enter the Kelpies Prize for Writing

Good luck! We look forward to receiving your entry by 29 February 2020.

Find out about our previous Kelpies Prize winners.