Our gratitude to Kit de Waal for her generosity and assistance in establishing our sponsorship scheme for writers on low incomes. Since 2018 over 100 writers otherwise unable to afford entry fees have received free entry for our awards.
Our grateful thanks to the following children’s authors for their sponsorship of 2020’s prize:
Our thanks also for a donation in memory of Lynne Mercer who always wanted to help people realise their true potential.
If you are able to sponsor a place for a low income writer, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
HOW TO APPLY FOR A SPONSORED ENTRY PLACE
lease select the “sponsored entry application” option in the payment section of our online entry form. If applications exceed the number of sponsored places, the most promising novels will be selected.
Successful applicants will be contacted if longlisted and must be able to provide proof of financial eligibility such as: Jobseeker’s Allowance; Disability Benefit; Income Support; Working Tax Credit; Child Tax Credit; proof of being a full-time student; Housing Benefit; proof of being a full-time carer. All details will be kept entirely confidential.