Published on July 13th, 2016 | by LTWF


2017 Wilko Johnson Writing Award

The Louder Than Words team, in partnership with Rock’s Backpages and Bloomsbury Press are delighted to announce details of our 2017 Wilko Johnson Writing Award.


All young writers (age 25 or under on 12th November 2017) are invited to enter.

Each contestant should send in (via email) a 350 word submission, focused on the following title:

Pop and Politics: time for an industry-all revolution

As part of their prize, the winner will receive 2 x full Festival Weekend Passes (worth £130).

All winners (1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes) will receive free entry to the dedicated award event at the Principal Hotel, Manchester on Sunday 12th November, 2017.

All entries MUST be received by midnight on Friday 20th October, 2017 as a Word attachment to: admin@louderthanwordsfest.com


The winning entry will:

  • receive an enviable collection of music books

* all prizes and details are accurate at the time of advertising

The winner and all short-listed entrants of the competition will be announced by Wednesday, 1st November 2017.

Acceptance of the prize and/or attendance at the Award event must be received in writing to admin@louderthanwordsfest.com by midnight Friday 3rd November 2017, after which the prize will be awarded to the next winner in line.


1               By entering the Wilko Johnson Writing Award (©) you accept the following terms and conditions:

1.1           The competition is open to all members of the general public aged 25 or under on 12th November 2017.

1.2           Only one entry per person per Competition is allowed.

1.3           The submission must be the entrants own work.

1.4           Winners will be notified via email and will be required to respond within the time stated in the competition text.

1.5           The judge’s decision is final.

1.6           We reserve the right to request written proof of age of any winner.

1.7           We reserve the right to disqualify any entrant if we have reasonable grounds to believe the entrant has breached any of these terms and conditions.

1.8           Prizes are correct at the time of posting the competition details. Those supplied by third parties cannot be guaranteed and may be subject to change.

1.9           By entering the competition, entrants agree to take part in future publicity however, we will not pass your details to third parties without your consent.

1.10         Louder Than Words does not accept any responsibility for any damage, loss, injury or disappointment suffered by any entrant entering the Competition or as a result of accepting any prize.


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