The Matthew Hale Award is open to any talented young person aged 12-18 who wants to develop as a writer but lacks the opportunity to do so. The award consists of a tailored package of support worth £500 for the winning young writer, which will be delivered by New Writing North. Entrance to the Matthew Hale Award is by nomination only. If you are a parent, teacher or other adult who knows a talented young person who is interested in writing in any form or genre, but who lacks the opportunity to pursue their talent, then please nominate them for this award at www.northernwritersawards.com. Reopens 2017.