Creative Writing

All entries to be sent by Monday 10th December 2018 to: Tony Corbin

360, Kempshott Lane

Kempshott

Basingstoke

Hampshire

RG22 5LX

Adjudicators:   Children Years 1 – 6:  Theresa Lock

Years 7 – 13 and Adults:  Katie Hurley

Guidelines on Entries

Entries should be typed (double-spaced) or clearly written on A4 paper. Good clear margins are required on all work. An illustration may be included but will not contribute towards the overall mark. Entrant’s name on a separate sheet please, as work is marked anonymously by the adjudicators. 

Entries may be sent by post or emailed to: bmafcw@kempshott.plus.com

Please also ensure that the Creative Writing Section Entry Form (inserted in the Syllabus and downloadable from our website: http//basingstokemusicandarts.org.uk) is fully completed and signed.

Please contact the Creative Writing Secretary if you require details for making payment by bank transfer.

Creative Writing Awards Ceremony

Results of Adjudication will be announced at the Creative Writing Awards Ceremony which will take place 

at 2.30pm on Sunday 17th March 2019 at Queen Mary’s College, Basingstoke, RG21 3HF.   

If you are unable to attend, please enclose a stamped addressed envelope (SAE with 3 x 2nd class stamps i.e. £1.74) to receive results and adjudicator comments via post. 

ARTICLES Own choice of subject. No illustrations required.

CLASS CW1 Years 5 – 6 Up to 800 words CHARLES LAMB CUP (CW1 & CW2)

CLASS CW2Years 7 – 13Up to 1000 words

CLASS CW3 Adult Up to 2000 words ARTHUR ATTWOOD CUP

LETTER WRITING    Own choice of content. Maximum text length – one A4 sheet.

Please state entrant’s address on a separate A4 sheet.

CLASS CW4 Years 1 – 2 TONY CORBIN TROPHY

CLASS CW5 Years 3 – 6 MARIAN GREY CUP

CLASS CW6 Years 7 – 13 BASINGSTOKE WRITERS’ CIRCLE CUP

CLASS CW7 Adult ANGELA HURLEY CUP

POETRY Own choice of subject and style. Maximum of 40 lines.

CLASS CW8 Years 1 – 2 CHARLES LAMB AWARD CUP

CLASS CW9 Years 3 – 4 SADLER-HALL CUP

CLASS CW10 Years 5 – 6 GARLAND CUP

CLASS CW11 Years 7 – 13 WARTON CUP

CLASS CW12 Adult CLIDDESDEN SHIELD

SHORT STORIES Own choice of subject.

CLASS CW13 Years 1 – 2 Up to 500 words AMY O’CONNELL SHIELD 

CLASS CW14 Years 3 – 6 Up to 800 words DAVID ANDERSON BASINGSTOKE ROTARY CLUB CUP

CLASS CW15 Years 7 – 13 Up to 1000 words BRYN STRUDWICK CUP

CLASS CW16 Adult Up to 2500 words SONY BROADCAST CUP

SCRIPT WRITING Own choice of one-act play, to include an outline of setting and stage direction. Duration

CLASS CW17 Years 3 – 6 ROY HURLEY CUP 10 mins.

CLASS CW18 Years 7 – 13             JANE AUSTEN STEVENTON TROPHY 15 mins.

CLASS CW19 Adult MICHELDEVER CUP 20 mins.

SONNETS

CLASS CW20Years 5 – 13BRYN STRUDWICK TROPHY

CLASS CW21 Adult JIM BRIGGS CUP

FLASH FICTION ——— 500 WORDS

    

                                pastedGraphic_1.png

The exceptional challenge of flash fiction is to outline or indicate IN 500 WORDS a clear portrayal of both character and plot development. Only recently introduced, the attraction of this increasingly popular genre lies in its ability to imply a much larger backstory in a short well-constructed article.

There will be one further challenge for those choosing to enter this exciting new category: the Flash Fiction story should be set in, or connected with Basingstoke or North Hampshire.

 

FLASH FICTION Own choice of subject, but MUST have a North Hampshire setting or theme, please.

CLASS CW22 Years 5 – 13 500 words BRECON BEACONS CUP

CLASS CW23 Adult 500 words DESTINATION BASINGSTOKE TROPHY

SPECIAL AWARDS

CALLUM JAMES SHIELD For best overall entry in children’s classes.

RICHARD WATTERSON CUP For best overall entry in adult classes.