Young Writers’ Award

Young Writers' Award Hero

The Box of Matches ‘Young Writers’ Award is our way of inspiring the next generation to write for screen. Submitting to the award is free as long as its an original piece of work and the writer is 14 – 21 years at the time of submission.

Submitted scripts would be judged for Originality, Plot, Structure, Character and Dialogue. Below are a few more details of the award. If you have any questions please email

Submission details
– Applicant must be aged between 14 to 21 (as of closing date of submission).
– 5-10 page script formatted for screen.
– Script must be original work.
– Closing date for submission 30th August.
– Prize and award announced on 16th September.
– £50 cash prize.
– £500 budget production option available to produce the screenplay.
– Submission is free.
– Judges decision is final.
– Submissions must be made through the form below only.