Tim attends Young Muslim Writers Awards Ceremony 2015
Thursday, 10th December, 2015
Tim attended the Young Muslim Writers Awards Ceremony at Senate House, University of London on Saturday 5th December.
The Young Muslim Writers Awards was set up as a standalone competition for 5–16 year olds in 2010, following its success as part of Muslim Hands’ Muslim Writers Awards. Since then, it has encouraged and nurtured the writing talents of thousands of children through creative writing workshops and the annual competition.
The awards, open to children aged five to 16, are in two categories – short stories and poetry – with four winners from different age groups per category. This year there were 500 entries and the entrants had to work hard to impress the panel of more than 30 judges, including Louis de Bernières, author of Captain Corelli’s Mandolin; Tim Robertson, director of the Royal Society of Literature; novelist Roopa Farooki; writer and broadcaster Yasmeen Khan and Tim.
This photograph shows the shortlisted finalists and individual winners.
Tim also attended the ceremony to present the Key Stage 3 Short Story award and deliver a short speech. Full details of the winners of each category can be seen at: Young Muslim Writers Awards