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Calling young writers with something to say!

Future Stories is an online writing competition and series of writing workshops for young people  aged 11 to 16 who have a story to tell about life in the future.

Imagine it is 50 years from now in 2070; what will the world look like? Who lives there? You? A friend? A pet? Does it feel magical? Scary? Exciting? Where and how do people live, travel, and communicate? What do people learn at school, do for work, or do for fun?

Who can enter

You need to be between 11 and 16 years old and live, study, or go to a young people’s centre or Library in Southwark or Lambeth.


•Ten of the most creative writers will be selected to take part in a creative writing day, exploring the world of the future with writer Stephen Oram in October.

•Finalists will also receive a £30 Book Voucher. All entries will be put into a prize draw to win either a Build Your Own Robot Kit or Book Voucher worth £15.

•If you are one of our 10 finalists or a prize draw winner, you will be contacted through the email address or phone number you provided on your submission form in the week beginning 5th of October 2020.

•To find out more about this competition and how to access the writing workshops and enter this writing competition, click on the website below.

About Utopia Now

Utopia Now is a research project based at King’s College London. We want to find out more about the kind of society that young people want to live in. We are particularly interested in the views of young people living in the neighbourhoods of Lambeth and Southwark. We want to know more about what hopes and fears that young people have for the future, and what they think the role of health and medicine will be in this future society.

By entering the competition, your story will be used as research data by Utopia Now (King’s College London).

If you have any questions about the research, please contact utopia-now@kcl.ac.uk

Event details

Event cost: 
Next event: 
Monday 21 September 2020
9am - 12am