To apply for Lit in Colour's Creative Student Prize, and to be in with the chance of winning a free MacBook Pro complete with a year's subscription to Adobe Suite, please fill out the form below.

A few things to consider before beginning your application:

  • You must be between the ages of 14-18 years old to apply;
  • Applications are only open to people living in the UK and Republic of Ireland;
  • You cannot save and return to your application, so you must apply in one go. If possible, we recommend working on your application in a separate document and then transferring it to this form when you're ready;
  • If you're submitting artwork or video, we require you to provide a link to view your submission. Please ensure that this link doesn't expire (we suggest using Google Drive or Dropbox); 
  • Click here to read through our top tips before you apply. If you have any trouble submitting your application, please email litincolour@penguinrandomhouse.co.uk.

Applications will close at 11.59pm on Friday 17 September. Good luck!

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* 1. First, we want to know a bit about you...

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* 2. How old are you?

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* 3. If you are still in education, which school or college do you attend?

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* 4. Do you live in the UK or Republic of Ireland? Note, if your answer to this question is 'no', we will not be able to accept your application.

Next, we want to know about your application.

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* 5. Which format are you submitting your application in?

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* 6. In no more than 150 words, please let us know a summary of your response to the prompt 'what place do books have in your world?'.

This is your chance to provide context to the people assessing your submission.

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* 7. If you are submitting an essay, short story or poetry submission, please submit your response in the comment box below.

Word counts are as follows:

  • Essay and short story (800 words)
  • Poetry (300 words)

If you are submitting a video, TikTok, illustration, artwork or photography submission, please provide a link to view or download your submission in the comment box below. Please note that your video should not be more than 3 minutes long.


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* 8. Do you accept the Creative Student Prize terms and conditions?

A few final questions...

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* 9. Are you happy to receive more information about Lit in Colour?

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* 10. Are you happy to receive more information about similar schemes from Penguin Random House UK in the future?

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* 11. Where did you first hear about the Creative Student Prize?

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