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Young Writers Competition

28th September 2016

Tamba is excited to launch its very first Young Writers Competition to celebrate all our multiples who have dreamed of seeing their work in print.

The Tamba UK Young Writers Competition is inviting teenagers to write on the subject of “Being A Teenage Twin/Triplet/Multiple”. This is your chance to explore what being part of a multiple family means to you in the genre of fiction.

The competition is open to all writers aged 13 to 19 currently living in the UK.

The deadline for entries is Sunday, 6 November 2016, which also marks the beginning of Multiple Birth Awareness Week.

During this week our panel of judges will select the winners, who will see their work published in a forthcoming edition of our Multiple Matters magazine.

CEO Keith Reed said: “The topic is very broad so we are excited to see what the entrants come up with.

“This is a great opportunity for a young writer to see their work in print in a magazine – it will make a great addition to their writing portfolio.”


Submission Deadline: Sunday, 6 November 2016, 11.59pm.

Entry Fee: Free.

Topic: Your entry must be your own original piece of fictional work, no longer than 4,000 words for a story. Poems should be a maximum of 20 lines. This is your chance to explore the special bond between multiples and the complexities they face. “Being a Teenage Twin/Triplet/Multiple” is your chance to explore what being part of a multiple family means.

Prize: Winners will see their work printed in our Multiple Matters magazine.  We will also tell people about your achievement on our website and social media and contact press local to your area to tell them about your win.

Submission details: Your submission must be in a Word document and emailed to us. We cannot accept postal or handwritten entries.

In your email you must attach:

  • your piece of writing
  • a current photograph of yourself
  • a photograph of you with your multiple birth siblings
  • a short one-paragraph biography
  • your name, DOB and the name of the town/city where you live.

Entry conditions: All entrants must be aged 13-19 on the deadline day of Sunday, 6th November 2016. You must also be residing in the UK (England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland). By entering this competition you agree that your photos and details may be used for promotional purposes by Tamba and you grant consent to be interviewed by Multiple Matters magazine and any press who wish to cover the competition. All entrants will automatically be entered into an international writing contest run by ICOMBO as well.

Winners: We will notify the winners in the week beginning Monday, 14 November. We will then make an announcement on our website and on social media. The judges’ decision is final.

Entries and any questions about the competition should be emailed to pressoffice@tamba.org.uk

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