The Branford Boase Award
The writing competition for authors and editors
Send us your entries
The BBA was set up to reward the most promising new writers and their editors, as well as to reward excellence in writing and in publishing. The Award is made annually to the most promising book for seven year-olds and upwards by a first time novelist.
The Henrietta Branford Writing Competition
The writing competition for young writers
2019 HBWC winners
Look out for the next competition in the New Year
The HBWC is open to any young writer under the age of 19. Six winners are invited to the celebration party in London in July where the Branford Boase Award is announced too. There they can meet authors, editors, publishers, agents, and other professionals in children's publishing.
New BBA and HBWC websites are under construction.
This holding page will be updated from time to time until the new sites go live.
Branford Boase Award Administrator
Tel: 02380 600439
Mb: 07976 082049
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Tel: 07807 893369