Nutmeg Community Young journalist Competition: Call for entries

Nutmeg Community is looking for young people to enter an exciting competition for young, talented writers. Winners will receive a Kindle Fire and will have their work published locally.

The theme of the competition is Unity in the Community. We need you to write a short, opinion or blog style article on this theme. Here are the categories:

Age 11 – 15: Describe a United Community. 300 word max.

Taking inspiration from your own experiences, try to consider the following: What does a united community look like to you? What are the neighbours be like? What do people do for fun? How do people solve problems?

Age 16 – 19: Unity in the Community: How can the youth of today benefit from a united community and how can young people play a role in forming them? 500 word max.

Taking inspiration from your own experiences, try to consider the following: How would a united community help you and your generation? Would you have more opportunities? What would your generation’s role be in this community?

The competition is open to everyone aged 11 – 19, living, working or attending school in the London Borough of Barnet. Deadline for entries is 9AM Dec 1st. Winners will be decided by a select panel of judges, including a local journalist and outstanding community members. Winners will be announced on the 10.13.2015, at a celebratory award ceremony. Winning articles will be featured in a local magazine and will receive a Kindle Fire.

To enter email with the subject ‘Nutmeg Young Journalist Entry’. Include your full name, age, contact details and postcode. If you do not live in the London Borough of Barnet please provide the name of your school or place of work. Attach your entry as a word document.

If you are a school or community organisation and would be keen to promote this opportunity to the young people that you work with please contact to be provided with promotional material or to have a member of the Nutmeg team visit you.

Terms and Conditions:

Nutmeg Community, have the right to publish any content used for this competition. The content produced may also be used by those given permission by Nutmeg Community. Where possible entrants will always be credited. Entrants must be within the age requirement for the age group they have entered, on the day of the deadline. Entrants must live, work or attend school within the London Borough of Barnet. Nutmeg Community reserve the right to alter terms and conditions at any point.