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Sending out the call to all young sports journalists, poets, storytellers, comedians, analysts and so many more, Surrey County Cricket Club are hosting a Young Writers’ Competition that will run the length of 2022!

Can you spin a tale like Amar Virdi spins the ball? Does your writing pack more power than a Jason Roy six?

Hone your writing skills and tell your stories about our great game through the 2022 Surrey County Cricket Club Young Writers’ Competition!

Every quarter of 2022, we’re offering young cricket fans in Surrey and beyond the opportunity to have their work published on the Club website, learn more about working in cricket media and interview a Surrey player.

There will be three age categories and two separate categories for forms of writing, so there’s chance for everyone to show off their love of the game and the written word. This competition is open to all, there is no requirement to be a Surrey Member in order to enter.

The first competition will run until 11:59pm on Thursday 31st March 2022, with the winners to be announced in April. The winners will be contacted to inform them of their success and see their published on kiaoval.com with a full credit.

They will also be through to the final competition at the end of the calendar year, when the best piece of work in each category will earn its writer further prizes.

Writing can fit into one of two categories, explained below.

Sports reporting: 300 – 500 words of a match report, player profile, interview or news story that is relevant to cricket in Surrey at any level.

Anything else: Let your imagination run wild! Short stories, poems, graphic stories, fan fiction or anything else. Fiction or non-fiction, take your pick! Writing in this category can be as long or short as you like.

The age categories are as follows:

  • Under 16 (on 1st January 2022)
  • 16 – 21 (on 1st January 2022)
  • 22 – 25 (on 1st January 2022)

Enter via the form below.

Young Writers' Competition

Fill this in to enter our competition.
ATTENTION: Under 18s please submit the email address of a parent or guardian.
Max. file size: 50 MB.
Please submit your writing in either .docx or .pdf format.

Terms and conditions: The competition will be judged by Surrey County Cricket Club staff. By submitting your entry, you give consent for your work to be published on kiaoval.com with full named credit. Under 18s are requested to submit a parent or guardian’s contact details rather than their own. Ensure you enter the correct age category, any entries found to be submitted to the wrong category will be disqualified. Interview & behind the scenes media opportunity at The Kia Oval subject to the agreement of a suitable date for all parties. Winners will be contacted via email.