Calling all budding writers

17:20 17 July 2014

Young writers in East Devon are being urged to put pen to paper over the summer holidays and come up with their own original story.

Honiton and District Writer’s Group is once again running the 2014 East Devon Young Writers Competition.

The competition, which is being sponsored by The Gibbons Family Trust, was a storming success last year - attracting 400 entries.

There are three age categories, juniors five to eight, seniors 11 to 15, and 16 to 18. Participants are invited to write an original story of up to 750 on any subject.

John Carter, one of the competition’s organisers, said: “The competition is now in its seventh year and follows the great success of 2013 when we had some wonderful imaginative work from many budding young authors who obviously love writing.

“Having read through last year’s 400 entries we know there is real untapped talent out there.

“You don’t have to be at the top of the class to win, it’s your ideas and storytelling that count. So, come on you young writers, why not brush the dust of those imaginative ideas and dreams you have been storing up and once again put pen to paper and show us what you can do; even if it’s your first effort at writing a story, have a go.”

The entries will again be judged by popular children’s writer T M Alexander, author of the Tribe series of books.

Junior and senior schools are being asked to get involved but the competition is open to any young writer in East Devon can enter. The winners will receive a signed framed certificate, a gift token and a signed book.

The deadline for entries is October 21 and the winners will be announced at the end of November. Story entries need to include the title and a separate sheet with the entrant’s name, age, telephone number and address, with parent’s or teacher’s consent, to John Carter, Smokey House, Yarcombe, Honiton, Devon, EX14 9AD.

Honiton and District Writers Group meets at 7.30pm on the first Thursday of every month, accept in August, at Monkton Court Hotel, near Honiton. For more information contact John Carter by emailing johncarter1437@btinternet.com or calling 01404 861353.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Midweek Herald visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Midweek Herald staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Midweek Herald account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Other News Stories

10:09

Police issue detailed descriptions of missing items

Read more
08:02

Cash donation made to the town’s vital life-saving unit

Read more
36 minutes ago

A businessman from East Devon has scooped the lion’s share of a £3million Postcode Millions prize pot.

Read more
Yesterday, 07:00

Axe Valley Community College and Holyrood School at Chard are to become a Multi Academy Trust (MAT).

Read more
Yesterday, 07:00

Members of the Friends in the Community recently enjoyed a pleasant afternoon learning about the birds on the Axe estuary.

Read more
Saturday, February 25, 2017

Hundreds are expected to roll up their sleeves again for this year’s Seaton Big Clean.

Read more
Saturday, February 25, 2017

Members of Honiton and District Lions Club took a trip to their local Tesco supermarket last week to say a big thank-you.

Read more
Friday, February 24, 2017

It’s Pancake Day on Tuesday, February 28, and we want to know what Devon’s favourite pancake topping is. Sweet, savoury or both? Decide in our poll here...

Read more
Friday, February 24, 2017

Volunteers who run the RNLI charity shop next to the lifeboat station on The Cobb in Lyme Regis have celebrated another successful year.

Read more
Friday, February 24, 2017

Lurcher Beau, aged six, has spent the last three years at Dogs Trust Ilfracombe and watched more than 1,000 dogs find their forever home while he has been overlooked. Can you give him the home he deserves?

Read more

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 7°C

min temp: -0°C

Most Read News

Useful Links

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Midweek Herald e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Local business directory

Honiton's trusted business finder

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications