Benjamin Franklin House Literary Prize

     Category:  Prose
     Deadline:  October 31, 2017  (expired!)
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    Benjamin Franklin House Literary Prize

    Benjamin Franklin is one of history’s great figures. While he made lasting contributions in many fields, his first passion was writing. He believed in the power of the written word as the bedrock of a democratic society, to inform, and stimulate debate.

    Each year a question or quote exploring Franklin’s relevance in our time is open for interpretation in 1000-1500 words. The quote for this year is:

    « If you would not be forgotten, As soon as you are dead and rotten, either write things worth reading, or do things worth the writing. » (Poor Richard, 1738)

    Entrants may submit only one entry.

    There is no entry fee.


    Open to young writers, aged 18-25 year olds who are resident in the UK.


    There will be a first prize of 750 GBP, and a second prize of 500 GBP. Moreover, the winning entry will be published online on The Telegraph and the Benjamin Franklin House website.