Killinghall Boy Shortlisted in 'The Wicked Young Writers' Competition

Noah from Killinghall was shortlisted as a finalist in the Wicked Young Writers competition.  He tells us all about it:

I wrote a story called 'The Fastest Dog' and entered it into the Wicked Young Writers competition. I was shortlisted as a finalist and was asked to go to the awards ceremony in London. Me, my Mummy, Daddy and little sister Elyssa all got the train down to London to the Apollo Theatre for the awards. I had my own seat with the other finalists. A lady called Gaby Roslin presented the awards, the people that play the witches in 'Wicked' sang a song and then Cressida Cowell (who wrote 'How to Train your Dragon') read out the winners' stories. I didn't win but my story is now published in an anthology, I am very proud that I'm a published author! We spent the rest of the afternoon sight-seeing in London, I loved Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament best and I can't wait to go back to London again one day!"     

The Wicked Young Writer Award  recognises excellence in writing, encourages creativity, and helps develop writing talent in young people between 5-25 years old from all backgrounds and areas of the UK. For more information about the awards visit

Congratulation Noah, well done!