A young student from Capital Campus Islamabad is in the running for a creative writing award in the IGGY Litro Young Writers Competition. Rehemeen Ahmed (A1) is the only entrant from Pakistan among the six shortlisted candidates. The winner of the IGGY and Litro Young Writers’ Prize 2013 will be announced online on Wednesday 4th December 2013. The winner will receive a cash prize of £2,000 and 5 runners-up will receive £200 each. The IGGY and Litro Young Writers’ Prize is a prestigious award open to IGGY Members aged 13-18. Stories were judged by a distinguished panel of writers: Ian Sansom, Simi Prasad, Francis Gilbert, John McCarthy and Dean Atta. The judges praised the scope and ambition of the shortlisted stories and their engagement with the contemporary world.
According to IGGY, 6 shortlisted stories are:
• Ellie Serpell-Stevens, The House in the Castle (UK, age 15)
• Sam Musker, [Human]ity (South Africa, age 17)
• Rehemeen Ahmed, Dreams (Pakistan, age 16)
• Brittany Lowe, The Wall (UK, age 15)
• Tae-Seon Lee, Odyssey to Bliss (UK, age 14)
• Khobaib Abuelmeaza, The God of the Defeated (UK, age 17)
Good luck to Rehemeen and Congratulations for this wonderful achievement!