Wakefield Youth-Led Lit Fest is for young people 14 – 25 and aims to showcase young talent in and around Wakefield. 

Look out for opportunities throughout March and April on our social media channels. 


Are you aged between 18 and 25 years old and interested in illustration, looking for a challenge, wanting to get your artwork seen by others? 

This opportunity is for you! 

Wakefield Litfest will publish a Zine online and in print as part of the festival. As part of this process we are looking for a young artist who is interested in making illustrations that can accompany the publication. 

The Illustration Challenge is to produce up to 5 illustrations that will accompany the publication inspired by the written content.

The illustrations will not be specific to each piece of writing but will capture the feel of all the content. 

The commissioned artist will receive a fee of £200 

How to Enter!  

Please enter by email including: 

  • Your name
  • Your age
  • Your Postcode 
  • A 500 word explanation of why you would like your illustrations to be showcased as part of the project. 
  • Example of at least 3 illustrations you have already created (these don’t need to be on the same theme) 

Entries need to be submitted before 12pm on the 11th of April 2022

Email address to send your entry: sarah@yew-tree.com 

Wakefield Youth LitFest is funded by Wakefield Council