UK’s only award for creative non-fiction work is open for entries

12 May 2020

This year’s ALCS Educational Writers’ Award (EWA) is open for entries and we’re looking for an outstanding example of traditionally published non-fiction that stimulates and enhances learning. The deadline for entries is 10 June 2020.

The ALCS EWA is the only award in the UK that celebrates the best of creative non-fiction that stimulates or enhances learning. The £2,000 award is given annually with the age groups of the works under consideration rotated each year.

If you’ve written non-fiction for 11- to 18-year olds that was first published in the UK in the English language in 2018 or 2019, enter now for your chance to win.

Recent winners of the EWA include the 2018 winner for the 11-18 age group was Cath Senker for Far From Home (Franklin Watts) and the 2019 winner for the 5-11 age group was Alastair Humphreys and illustrator Kevin Ward for Alastair Humphreys’ Great Adventurers: The Incredible Expeditions of 20 Explorers (Big Picture Press).

Now in its twelfth year, the Educational Writers’ Award was established in 2008 by ALCS and the Society of Authors (SoA) to ‘celebrate educational writing that inspires creativity and encourages students to read widely and build up their understanding of a subject beyond the requirements of exam specifications’.

To enter, or to read the terms and conditions for entering the award, visit the Society of Authors’ website.