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Southwark Young Writers Competition

Have you Written a poem or a short story that you would like to share with others?

Then now is your chance to enter Southwark Young Writers Competition 2016. The general theme is “What Makes Me Happy”

Young people aged 11 to 17 years can enter the competition to write a poem, short story, or letter about the general theme.  Winners will have their work published on the Southwark Libraries website, you will also receive a gift voucher and great book prizes and be invited to a special event.

So what should I write about?

Think of  the theme “What Makes Me Happy” and you can include the following areas in your writing:

  • This is what makes me happy
  • How I see the world
  • My future

What are the entry requirements

You must be 11 to 17 years to enter. Ask your parents to help you with your entry submission.

How many word should I write?

  • Poems minimum 50 words, maximum 200
  • Short Stories minimum 500 words, maximum 1500
  • Letters minimum 50 words, maximum 200

When is the deadline submission date

Wednesday 31 August 2016

How can I submit my entry?

Each person can submit up to 2 entries
Submit your entry by email to southwark.libraries@southwark.gov.uk
To be entered into the competition you must ensure your full name, full address with postcode and contact telephone number is provided in the email.

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