The deadline for our Annual Literary Prize is fast approaching, but worry not! There is still over a month left before submissions close on Wednesday 30th November 2022 at 23:59.
Each year a question or quote exploring Franklin’s relevance in our time is open for interpretation in 1000-1500 words. The competition is exclusively for young writers, aged 18-25, with a first prize of £750, and a second prize of £500. Winning entries will be published on our website.
The Benjamin Franklin House Literary Prize is held in association with The Telegraph and endowed by Benjamin Franklin House Chairman John Studzinski, a leading executive and philanthropist.
The Franklin quote for interpretation in 2022 is ‘The Eyes of other People are the Eyes that ruin us. If all but myself were blind, I should want neither fine Clothes, fine Houses nor Fine Furniture.’ Letter to Benjamin Vaughan, 1784. Please find details of how to enter below:
- Entries of 1000-1500 words must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by 23:59 on Wednesday 30th November
- Entrants must be aged 18-25 years and living in the UK
- Each Entrant is asked to provide their name, preferred email, postal address and phone number within the email and the entry attached as a word document. In addition entrants should provide their age and place of study (if applicable; if they are not in education, they should provide a biographical note explaining their current activities)
- Entrants may submit only one entry; fiction or non-fiction
Shortlisted entries and the eventual winners will be announced in early 2023.
Please contact our Education Manager with any queries.