Creative Writing – Children’s Short Story Competition

Date(s) - June 20th 2019 - July 31st 2019
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Creative Writing – Children’s Short Story Competition

Closing Date – July 19th in school or July 31st at the Demelza Shop

Would you like to see your work in print! Then this is your opportunity! Book Vouchers will also be awarded!

The unbreakable rule is that your story must be 500 words or less!

We are looking for a creative and interesting story WHICH CAN BE ABOUT ANYTHING YOU LIKE but, it must be fiction and it must be your own work and not previously published.

So, is yours going to be a comedy, a drama, an adventure, a fantasy tale, science fiction or a mystery? The possibilities are literally endless!

Award presentations will take place in your school.

The winners and selected entries from all the competition will be published in the same book as the adult competitions.

It’s your creative skills that we are judging!

All entries in the junior competitions must be handed to your teacher by July19thso that they can be collected by the end of term and judged across the summer. If that is not convenient you can send them to pamrobinson977@hotmail.comclearly marked “Hailsham Festival Creative Writing Competition,” by the end of July, or leave in a sealed envelope marked for Pam, at the Demelza shop, 20 High Street,Hailsham, no later than July 31st.

Please add your contact details in a separate section. This should include;

Name; Age; Telephone contact number and / or E mail address

Adult Competition entries can be sent to Pam Robinson by e mail as above


All competitions will have the following prizes: 1st£15; 2nd£10; 3rd£5, plus a copy of the printed book containing their entry.

Good Luck!



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