The Allen Prize for Young Writers The Prize has three elements:
- The opportunity to participate in an intensive writing workshop
- Publication in media including but not limited to the Allen Prize web site.
- A cash award:
- Junior category: $1,500
- Senior category: $2,500
- Senior category genre winners: $1,000 (Awarded to each of the writers of the best work in fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry and drama)