Short Story Competition

We all love a good story. So here’s your chance to show us your storytelling skills. If you’re aged 7-13 enter our competition and write us an original, imaginative 500 word story about ‘My Amazing Invention’.

 

Entry Details

Two age groups: 7-9 years, 10-13 years.

Write a story in 500 words on the topic ‘My Amazing Invention’.

Stories can be hand-written or typed and illustrated (not obligatory).

Each entry must be headed with child’s name, age group and school.

Post entries marked Short Story Competition to Sarah Haythorn, Chiddingstone Castle, Kent TN8 7AD.

Competition closing date: Friday 1 April 2022.

Prizes

The winning stories will be read out at our Schools Day on Tuesday 3 May, published in Britannica Magazine and included in the festival podcast. Winners will also receive complimentary tickets to Michael Morpurgo’s event on Sunday 1 May plus a goody bag of fabulous books. There will be a winner, a runner-up and a prize for best illustration in each age category.

Judges

Our Judging Panel: Chris Lloyd Britannica Magazine and author of It’s Up to UsEmma Rea author of My Name is River, Victoria Dilly The Book Activist and Shelley Fallows Book blogger at Tales before Bedtime and School Librarian.

 

Chiddingstone Castle Literary Festival 2022

And Remember to Save These Dates:

Sunday 1 May: Children’s events with Michael Morpurgo and Rob Biddulph (10.00-11.00)

Sunday 1 and Bank Holiday Monday 2 May: Two days of inspiring talks for adults and teenagers

Tuesday 3 May: Schools Programme with superb children’s authors and performers

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