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The Guardian young arts critic competition

Everyone’s a critic. If you can’t resist putting fingers to keyboard after dancing like a lunatic at a gig, exploring an art gallery or devouring the last page of a novel, then the Guardian’s young arts critic competition could be the perfect opportunity for you.

The competition invites budding writers aged 18 and under to submit a 300-350 word review of an album, film, play, gig, TV show, exhibition, dance performance or piece of architecture.

So if anything in the arts world excites, disappoints or angers you over the next few months, why not get your thoughts down on paper and send them in!

There are two age categories: under-14s and those aged 14-18. Entries will be judged by panels made up of Guardian journalists and big names like Tinchy Stryder and Fearne Cotton.

Finalists in each age group and genre of art will get their work published on But the overall winner will also attend an event with the relevant Guardian critic for their genre and get their review of it published in g2.

The closing date is August 27, 2010, which means you have all summer to find the perfect subject and polish your prose.

For more info, and to read last year’s winning articles, click here:


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