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The Young Essex Assembly - RAWR!



What is RAWR? 

RAWR is the Young Essex Assembly's book review writing competition. The competition is to read a book or listen to an audiobook and write a book review about it. 


What form can the review take? 

  • A Traditionally written review 
  • A Rap / Song 
  • A Tiktok / Vlog 
  • A blog entry focused on the book and how it made you feel 

All videos and written entries will be judged on how well they are written, how well they depict the book in question, and also on creativity. 

If you cannot film your entry at home, we will have an Essex libraries bus in Colchester Castle park on a date to be confirmed during June. We will update you when we know, so keep looking out for the dates! 



There will be three winners who each will receive a brand new kindle, and some runners up prizes of gift cards! 


How and when to Enter 

Please email your entry to or give it to your local youth worker - find out where your local youth centre is on the main page! You can alternatively give your entry into your local library and ask them to email it to us. The Competition starts officially on the 1st June and we will start collecting entries then and the last entries must be in by July 1st. 


For any more information please contact!