Bocas Lit Fest

Do you know a young person who commands the pen and page, 

or who touches hearts when they share online or center stage?

In a story, a poem, a song, an article; words impressively put together, 

Maybe they are a screenwriter, or maybe a blogger?

With bated breath the audience waits whenever they pause…

WOW, A brilliant mind that leaves you in awe! 

Nominate them for the NGC BOCAS Youth Writer 2022 Award!

Literature is always evolving. With the full landscape of literature in view, in 2021 the NGC Bocas Lit Fest introduced a pioneering inter-genre NGC Bocas Youth Writer Award for young people based in Trinidad and Tobago. 

Blogger Harmony Farrell made history by winning the inaugural Award — now who will claim the Youth Writer Award 2022?

Who do you think is the most influential young person in literary arts in T&T? 

With the help of a diverse panel of judges, we are determined to find and celebrate young writers of talent in any corner of literature, including poetry, playwriting, fiction, creative nonfiction, journalism, scriptwriting, spoken word, blog writing, and song lyrics.

The NGC Bocas Youth Writer for 2022 will receive a cash prize of TT$5,000, and have their writing showcased as part of the 2023 NGC Bocas Youth Fest.

The winner will be the young person in the literary arts whom the judges deem as demonstrating the most impact with their work in the last year.

The judges will explore two key questions:

  • How has this literary work made an impact? Indicators such as creative influence, critical acclaim, and online views, shares, and reach will be considered.
  • Is the literary work of high quality? Does it show originality of thought and style, a command of language and form, general creativity, and the ability to influence readers?


About the NGC Bocas Youth Writer Award

2022 NGC Bocas Youth Writer Award Entry Form

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      Twenty-four year old blogger Harmony Farrell is the winner of the inaugural inter-genre NGC Bocas Youth Writer Award for young writers up to age 25 and based in Trinidad and Tobago, with a cash prize of $5,000TT.  Read more here.

      We enjoyed her writing and appreciated her commentary on topical issues which demonstrates a critical approach that is much needed in the mainstream. We believe Harmony’s work will have widespread reach and great impact. We strongly feel she has the potential to become a voice for her generation.” – Franka Philip, Head Judge, NGC Bocas Youth Writer Award 2021

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