There are two categories this year:
- 8-12 years (£30 voucher prize)
- 13-16 years (£30 voucher prize)
The only restriction on entries is an upper limit of 750 words. Otherwise entrants are free to write about the topic in whatever format and length they prefer, whether that’s a poem, an essay or a piece of fiction.
The judges will be looking for originality and use of style and tone.
Please submit your entry in Word (.doc or .docx), Open Office (.odf) or plain text (.txt) format and send it in as an email attachment to [email protected] or as an attachment to the entry form below.
Alternatively, handwritten entries may be posted to:
Young People’s Writing Competition, Tetbury Goods Shed Arts Centre, Old Station Yard, Tetbury, GL8 8EY.
When posting or emailing entries, please don’t forget to include your full name, age, town or village, and a daytime phone number so that we can contact you if needed. This information will only be used in connection with the competition and not shared with anyone.
The final deadline for entries is 5pm on Saturday 1st April 2023. Winners will be contacted on Friday 28th April when the winning entries will also be published on www.shed-arts.co.uk.
Ready. Get set. Write!
That’s all there is to entering. Now it’s over to you to uplift, impress and encourage everyone with your entry on the them of “If Only I’d Known!”. We look forward to reading it!