About the Prize

The Commonword Children’s Diversity Writing Prize welcomes submissions from unpublished children’s authors whose writing embraces ethnic diversity either through their own ethnicity and culture and/or in their writing.

Please note, the prize is now closed. 




The winner’s prize will be as follows:

  • £500 cash, to be paid by cheque.
  • Professional mentoring will be from Marjacq Scripts Ltd – this will consist of a full manuscript assessment and an initial meeting to discuss representation potential. There is no obligation for Marjacq Scripts Ltd to agree to professionally represent the winner.
  • An Arvon course of their choice in 2017 (subject to availability*)

The runners up will be offered detailed feedback on their manuscript by Commonword


The competition is now closed.


To enter, please read the terms and conditions by clicking on our ‘How To Enter’ page.