Batty Laureate Awards

Two awards celebrating bats in creative writing:

  • Young Batty Laureate
  • Batty Laureate (adult)

Young Batty Laureate

Batty Laureate Awards

Young Batty Laureate Writing Competition

Sponsored by The Rocketship Bookshop

This award is for a piece of creative writing involving bats of up to 500 words. It could be a story, a poem or just letting your imagination run wild with words about bats.

First prize is a book goodie bag, tailored for the winner by The Rocketship Bookshop. There are also runner up prizes of £20 and £10 gift vouchers for The Rocketship Bookshop.

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Batty Laureate Awards

The Rocketship Bookshop - Young Batty Laureate Award sponsor

The Young Batty Laureate Award is open to children aged 6-12 years old.

Submissions should be by the author or their parent/guardian and accompanied by the relevant entry form which includes permission from a parent or guardian.

Submissions should be by the author or intellectual property rights holder and accompanied by the relevant entry form. The entry form should also include permission from a parent or guardian.

Submissions should be emailed to nwebster@bats.org.uk and received by 09:00 on 13 September 2022.

Judging for each Batty Laureate Award will be by a panel appointed by BCT.

Batty Laureate (Adult)

This award is for a piece of creative writing involving bats of up to 1500 words. It could be poetry, prose or an extract of a larger piece such as a play script.

Submissions should be by the author or intellectual property rights holder and accompanied by the relevant entry form. The entry form should also include permission from a parent or guardian if you are under 18 years old.

First prize is a goodie bag.

Submissions should be emailed to nwebster@bats.org.uk and received by 09:00 on 13 September 2022.

Eligibility – anyone is welcome to enter (including BCT staff) apart from the members of the Batty Laureate judging panels.

Judging for each Batty Laureate Award will be by a panel appointed by BCT.

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