If you are aged between 11 and 19 and interested in history and writing, the Young Walter Scott Prize is ready to take you on an adventure. We are the UK’s only creative writing prize specifically for budding historical fiction writers! Click on the menu buttons to your left to find out more about the writing prize and the Imagining History workshops.
Announcing our 2018 winners!
We’re thrilled to reveal the fourteen winners of the 2018 YWSP. Can you guess when their stories are set by the titles? Be inspired to enter this year’s competition, which opens later in the Summer 2019.
Congratulations to our winners, and to everyone who entered the competition. All entrants receive feedback from the Judges – it’s one of the things that is unique about our Prize.
The 2018 winners are:
11-15 age category
Winner: Jenny O’Gorman Shadow of Hunger
Runner-up: Catherine Fitzhugh Little Matron
Helena Baxendale Transmigration Programme
Francis Browne Alien Bouncers
Jack Tickner Vive La Revolution
Tiphaine Tsatsaris C’est La Vie
Lucas Yates The Soldier’s Civil War
16-19 age category
Winner: Joseph Burton Dust on the Road
Runner-up: Natasha Mirus The Station
Megan Lintern Lest We Forget
Andrew Pettigrew The Piper
Jonathan Rhys Clark The Long Sunset
Elise Swain Deleterious
Aili Winstanley-Channer Ladybird, Ladybird
You can find out more about the winners and their stories in our news section here.