A Wicked Opportunity for Young Writers!

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Have you got a great story to tell? Fancy spending a day with members of the cast from Wicked? In association with The Library of Birmingham and the smash hit, West End musical itself, the Birmingham Hippodrome is currently looking for the best of the Birmingham’s young writing talent to send them stories full of magic, mischief and mystery for the chance to win a truly unique prize!

Young writers aged 18 and under are being invited to send in an original tale with a theme or topic of their choice that is as clear and captivating as possible. Entries will be split into two age groups, with those aged 7-11 asked to write 250-500 words, while older children aged 12-18 can submit up to 1000 words. One lucky winner from each group will be invited to take part in “a sparklingly emerald day” that will include the chance to meet the cast at The Library of Birmingham, before taking their seats at the Birmingham Hippodrome to enjoy the show!

Said Sara Rowell, Partnerships & Marketing Senior Manager from The Library of Birmingham:

IMG_8971‘We’re delighted to partner with Birmingham Hippodrome for the Wicked Young Writers Award, which aims to encourage young creative writing talent in the city and region. Children and young people have the very best imaginations and we hope this competition – and the Wicked prize – will inspire them to let their natural story-telling abilities flow and get writing this summer.’

In order to enter the competition, visit the website for the Birmingham Hippodrome or the The Library of Birmingham and download and fill out an entry form. Completed forms should be returned to wickedwriter@birminghamhippodrome.com, posted into one of The Library of Birmingham’s entry boxes, or sent to the theatre at Wicked Young Writers Competition, Birmingham Hippodrome, Hurst street, Southside, B5 4TB. Entries close at midnight on Wednesday 9 July. Winners must be available on Wednesday 30th July.

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