Young Muslim Writers Award
Last year, I wrote a poem for a competition for the YMWA, not realising that it was a very big organisation trying to find writing talents worldwide. I had found the competition a day before the deadline however I was eager to enter.
I had totally forgotten about the competition until one Autumn October day my mum got an email. I was chosen as the top 5 young writers in the world for my age. The email congratulated me on my writing talent and how I was invited with my family to the grand final in Senate House, London.
On 1st December 2018, my mum, dad, two siblings, my grandma and I drove to Wood Green and then took the underground train to Russel Square.
Each finalist was given a gift bag full of books and writing supplies. We had lunch and then the ceremony began. I had the opportunity to meet many authors and publishers. I didn’t win first place but I think that this was a very enriching experience for me. It helped to boost up my confidence and gave me lots of inspiration. Right now, I have already entered my poem for this year, I am in the middle of the story and am collecting ideas for the journalism category.
Why don’t you have a go too?!…
Aliyeen A 7Austen