D.H. Lawrence Children's Prize: Writing Competition

Submit your short stories, poems and non-fiction pieces for a chance to win a kindle and national book tokens.

The D.H. Lawrence Children's Prize has now closed for entries for 2023.

Lawrence Writing Competition WinnersThe winners

Congratulations to our winners:

Age 12-16 Category

1st Place, short story, ‘Village Park Memories’ by Grace

2nd Place, short story, ‘Neighbourhood’ by Lucy

3rd Place, historical short story, ‘My Neighbourhood, Greenwich’ by Kritika

Age 11 and under category

1st Place, thriller short story, ‘Spooky’ by Isaac

2nd Place, non-fiction piece, ‘My Neighbourhood Throughout the Year’ by Nathanael

3rd Place, non-fiction piece, ‘My Neighbourhood’ by Emily

Best of Broxtowe

Poem, ‘Kingfisher at Attenborough Nature Reserve’ by Helen

Highly Commended

Humorous short story, ‘The Sausage that Jumped out of the Pan’ by Elodie

Highly Commended

Non-fiction piece, ‘Birds in my Neighbourhood’ by Ethan


The competition was made possible thanks to funding from the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

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