FOR GOOD: AWARD FOR NON-FICTION

Entries for the 2017 Wicked Young Writer Awards have now closed!

In 2016, a sixth category, the FOR GOOD: Award for Non-Fiction was introduced to encourage 15-25 year olds to write essays or articles that celebrate the positive impact that people can have on each other, their community and the world we live in.

The category celebrates the WICKED: FOR GOOD programme, which supports charitable causes at the heart of the stage musical.

If you are passionate about a project, person or cause that is creating change for good, please tell us about it in 750 words! Alternatively, if you’d like some inspiration, read on for suggestions from our six amazing For Good charities.

Rainbow Trust

Rainbow Trust

Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity supports the whole family when they are caring for a seriously ill child. Write an essay or article that highlights what your family means to you and the impact they have on your life.

Woodland Trust

Woodland Trust

The Woodland Trust wants your trees stories! The charity fights to protect our precious woods across the UK from development and disease - and plants trees too.

Write an essay or article about the trees and woods in your life., for example, a tree that you see every day or an adventure you had in a wood.

Your stories will help build a Charter for Trees, Woods and People that will make sure trees are part of our lives in the future.

CyberSmile

CyberSmile

Cyberbullying and online abuse is a growing problem that affects millions of people every day. Write a piece that tells us how we can use positive online engagement to inspire people to think more about how they interact with others online.

Stonewall

Stonewall

Write a piece on the importance of standing together with different communities to support one another and the positive impact this could have on society.

ABA

ABA

We know that school can be a intimidating place for children that are bullied or scared of bullying. Write a piece describing how you would design and run a school if you were a Head teacher passionate about tackling bullying.

You can write in whichever genre you like. Examples of non-fiction include:

You can see last year's For Good winning entries on page 25 here.