Next Competition

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.

Please could give your story a title – something other than the actual competition brief – and keep within the 300 word count limit.  Thanks everyone!  Further entry rules can be viewed by clicking the link here.

Why not check out some of these other great competitions!

**EXCITING NEW COMPETITION – OPEN TO MEMBERS AND NON-MEMBERS  FREE ENTRY:**

An wonderful opportunity to celebrate 200 years since the publication of Keats’s ‘Ode to Autumn’ by entering a special competition.  ‘In 300 words, write a poem,  short story or play scene inspired by the opening line: “Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness …”‘  The competition will be officially announced at our April meeting with a deadline of midnight on 25th June.  The winning entry will be performed at the Theatre Royal, Winchester, on 7th October by members of the Performing Arts Department.  Get thinking!!

 

New Competitions for the 2018/19 Season

 

March 2019

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

Adjudicator – Judy Waite

**In addition – Judy Waite will be setting a separate competition in conjunction with her March talk, Creative Curiosity, to be submitted in the usual way by 25th April.  Judy’s competition will be: ‘Write a 300 word opening paragraph/scene suitable for a work of children’s middle-grade fiction, developed from the creative writing Wordtamer activity in Judy Waite’s March workshop.’   The prize will be a 1:1 meeting with Judy of up to an hour to discuss developing the work.  Full details will be given at the meeting on 12th March.

April 2019

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

Adjudicator – Mark Straker

** In addition – An exciting opportunity to celebrate 200 years since the publication of Keats’s ‘Ode to Autumn’ by entering a special competition.  ‘In 300 words, write a poem,  short story or play scene inspired by the opening line: “Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness …”‘  The competition will be officially announced at our April meeting with a deadline of midnight on 25th June.  The winning entry will be performed at the Theatre Royal, Winchester, on 7th October by members of the Performing Arts Department.  Get thinking!!

May 2019

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

Adjudicator – Stevyn Colgan

June 2019

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

Adjudicator – Allie Spencer

 

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