Competition for Young Writers and Artists 2024 – The Results

Competition for Young Writers and Artists 2024

The aim of the Competition for Young Writers and Artists is to encourage young people to engage in visual arts and creative writing, to celebrate their creativity and originality.  This year, we invited children and young people to create their own original story, poem, piece of factual writing or picture and enter our competition to become the Festival’s Young Writer or Young Artist of the Year 2024. The challenge was to produce an original picture, poem, short story or factual piece of writing on the theme of ‘Beaches’.

This year we received an amazing 872 entries from children and young people across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. 

The Festival Trustees are very grateful to the group of local artists, poets, writers and teachers who judged each entry with care and consideration. There was a tremendous range of stories, poems, factual writing and artwork demonstrating the wonderful and vivid imaginations of our children and young people. 

We are thankful to sponsors Waterstones, The Arts Society Mid Cornwall, Fowey River Gallery and Atishoo Gallery for providing the prizes, display space and framing of artwork. 

On Sat April 20th we celebrated the work of our wonderful budding artists, poets and writers. Photographs and the prizewinning entries are shown within the results report. Please visit the link below for full details.

At this celebratory event we also awarded the prestigious Young Writer of the Year 2024 and Young Artist of the Year 2024. 

Thanks go to Fowey Hall Hotel for hosting the award ceremony. 

With heartfelt thanks