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Welcome to our Competitions page! Below you will find all of the upcoming competitions for this season.

Please note that the deadline for entries is midnight on the 25th of the previous month. They are also limited to one entry per person.

Make sure you take a look at our competition rules, please click here.

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New Competitions for the 2018/19 Season

September 2018

Write a 300 word story for under-fives, featuring a dinosaur egg, a football and a tea-cup.

Adjudicator: Tracey Corderoy and Barry Timms (Little Tiger Press)


October 2018

Write a pitch for a video game in 300 words.

Adjudicator – TBC


November 2018

Write a 300 word account of an air crash survivor’s last two minutes before impact.

Adjudicator – Gary Farnell


December 2018

Write a 300 word diary entry from an archaeologist who finds an interesting object in a field on Christmas Day.

Adjudicator – Joan McGavin


January 2019

Write ten New Year’s Eve resolutions in the style of a Young Adult character (300 words)

Adjudicator – Della Galton


February 2019

Write a last letter from a parent to a child in 300 words.

Adjudicator – Claire Fuller


March 2019

Re-write the opening of Jane Austen’s ‘Pride and Prejudice’ for the social media age in 300 words.

Adjudicator – Judy Waite


April 2019

Write the outline of a plot for a TV drama in 300 words.

Adjudicator – Mark Straker


May 2019

Write a scene for a farcical murder mystery in 300 words.

Adjudicator – TBC


June 2019

Write a journalist’s report of a crime involving an unusual criminal.

Adjudicator – Allie Spencer


October 2017

A story inspired by an unusual object (300 words).

Adjudicator – Mick Jackson, author


November 2017

Write about the experience of living by a proverb (300 words).

Adjudicator – Mitchell Symons, author


December 2017

Write a conversation between a man and a woman at a ball in the time of Jane Austen (300 words).

Adjudicator – Cecily O’Neill, writer and teacher


January 2018

Write a fictitious scene based on an historical event (300 words).

Adjudicator – Robin Iles, Venue and Learning Manager, Hampshire Cultural Trust


February 2018

Write a dark scene in a fantasy world (300 words).

Adjudicator – Dr. Gary Farnell, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Arts, University of Winchester


March 2018

Write 300 words, for readers aged 9-12, about an incredible secret that if discovered could change the planet or the people on it.

Adjudicator – Becky Bagnell, Literary Agent specialising in children’s books


April 2018

Write a scene in which a lost shoe is returned (300 words).

Adjudicator – Nigel Spriggs, author and scriptwriter


May 2018

The first three hundred words of a novel for general women’s fiction

Adjudicator – Katie Espiner, Managing Director, Orion Publishing Group


June 2018

Write a flash fiction story set in a communal garden (300 words).

Adjudicator – TBC