As our regular readers will already be well aware, we love a good competition here at Young Academic especially when it’s one aimed at the student demographic. With this in mind, we have some exciting news from our friends at Cartridge Discount.

Cartridge Discount’s Young Writer of the Year has been crowned.

The brand’s Young Writers competition looked to find the UK’s next budding novelist. Entrants were asked to submit a story of no more than 500 words, with the top three chosen from entries across the country.

Alicia Miller of Joydens Wood Junior School in Dartford, Kent bagged first place in the competition, receiving £75 worth of book vouchers. Her creativity and natural flair for writing really stood out for the judges.

In second place was Noah Spottiswood from Brookburn Primary School in Chorlton, Manchester, taking home £50 worth of book vouchers. Hollie Hurle of Inglehurst Junior School in Leicester secured third place and received £25 of book vouchers.

Speaking about the competition, Neil Dutta, Managing Director of Cartridge Discount, said: “We were really impressed with the standards of entries and our judges had a tough time choosing the winners. A huge well done goes to Alicia, Noah and Hollie — we’re sure they have very bright futures ahead of them.”

Cartridge Discount is a leading retailer of discounted branded printer and toner cartridges.

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Charles Whitworth is the Editor of the Young Academic publications. Graduating from the University of Liverpool with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism in 2008, Charles learnt his trade in newsrooms such as IPC Media and Sky. He has now developed as a top sports, music and current affairs journalist and has been printed in a range of publications including The Guardian. His interests include Cricket, Football, Rugby, Music and Current Affairs. Fresh from the editorship of Student Times he now takes the reins at Young Academic - the premier student news portal. Connect with me on Google+

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