I’m pleased to be part of the judging panel for this competition run by Crowborough Arts. Here is the information from their flyer:
This year’s writing competition is on the theme of “Highdays & Holidays”. It might have been one of the best days of your life, or a day that was memorable for all the wrong reasons! Or of course, the whole thing could be pure invention – it’s up to you.
It doesn’t matter if you’re an experienced writer, or if it’s your first time – everybody’s welcome! A prize of £100 will be awarded for the winning entry, with runners-up prizes of £50 and £25.
This year, we’re lucky to have novelist and poet Sarah Salway to judge our short-list. Sarah is Canterbury Laureate for 2012 and is currently working on a project about Kent Gardens. Her latest poetry collection, ‘You Do Not Need Another Self- Help Book’ is available now. Check out Sarah’s website: http://www.sarahsalway.net
To enter the competition, choose from the following: An article or short story (up to 2,000 words) or A poem (up to sixteen lines)
Your entry must be typed and double-spaced, with the title and page number appearing on each sheet. Do not put your name on your manuscript.
Please also submit a covering letter giving your contact details and the title of your submission.
Entry is £5. Please send a cheque made payable to “Crowborough Arts# to: Highdays & Holidays Writing Competition, The Old Post Office, South Street, Rotherfield, TN6 3LP
Deadline for submissions is 15th September 2012
Please note that work cannot be returned, so please keep a copy.
The winners will be notified directly, and the result will be published on the Crowborough Arts website by 4th November 2012
And if you are entering, GOOD LUCK!