The Young Reviewer Award is aimed at bold, thoughtful young writers aged 18-30 who are serious about a career in arts journalism. It will be presented to the author of the best review of any art-form that we feature on theartsdesk.com: television, theatre, film, gaming, comedy, visual art, opera, classical, new music, dance or books.
Theartsdesk want to read reviews that make them think – provocative, entertaining writing that gets under the skin of the art it addresses, that dares to ask uncomfortable questions and offer new answers. “We’re looking for a review we wish we’d written ourselves. Surprise us, shock us, enrage us.”
Reviews should be of a recent production, performance or release. Reviews should be 500 words long. They can be either freshly written or previously featured on your own blog or site.