26’s Emerging Writer Award – final call for entries

The deadline for entries to our Emerging Writer Award isn’t far off, but there’s still time to get your entry in before Friday 1st February. Whether you started your writing career in the last five years, or would like to nominate someone else you has, 26 wants to hear from you. Still need convincing? Here’s what our first winner Bert Preece has to say on the matter…

We all know about the imposter syndrome. The idea that we’re all frauds. We’re not good writers. We’re not even writers. People should just get Grammarly instead of working with us…

A lot of us go through these dark moments. But at the same time, we know it’s not true. We know this because of things like statistics, testimonials and when we watch our words change people’s behaviours. And awards – winning, being nominated or entering them – are good for reminding us too.

For me, the Emerging Writer award has been great for reminding me I’m not an imposter. It’s also been a good conversation starter. A nice way people have introduced me to others. A nice trophy on my bedroom shelf.

Lots of people know about 26 in the world of branding and design. More than you might think. So, these awards are an excellent opportunity to stand out. 

Entry won’t cost you a penny, and you don’t even need to fill in a form. All you need to do is send examples of your work and a paragraph explaining why you’d like to be considered to awards@26.org.uk. The deadline for all entries is Friday 1st February.

Latest 26 images

Disused pub in Hoxton by Andy York
Photo by Lucy Beevor
Image by Tony Linkson
Found on the island of Giglio, Italy by Chris Bird.
26 Screenshot by Lara Muth
I live at number 26, and this is my bin!  Rebecca Thomas
Captured in Venice by Elen Lewis
26-jane
Distance markers on a disused railway in East Sussex. The Cuckoo Line.  By Tony Linkson
Distance markers on a disused railway in East Sussex. The Cuckoo Line.  By Tony Linkson
Distance markers on a disused railway in East Sussex. The Cuckoo Line.  By Tony Linkson
Spotted by Marin Lee at the Serpentine in Hyde Park
Spotted in Copenhagen by Helen MacKinven.
Spotted on the airfield of Tivat airport in Montenegro by Martin Lee
I took this picture in a fabulous vegan and raw food restaurant in Turin - Ezri Carlebach
Spotted in Capri by Laura Hunter
Woods near Jouqueviel, Midi-Pyrenees, 10 minutes after I had told my walking group about 26. They gave me a funny look. By David Mathews
Image by Ed Pritchard
Image by Lydia Thornley in Krakow
Spotted in Belfast by Jonathan Holt
From Christmas travels in Krakow by Lydia Thornley
Night time lamp from Christmas travels in Krakow by  Lydia Thornley
Daytime lamp from Christmas travels in Krakow by  Lydia Thornley