Amy Underdown and Anne Boyere will be running the section for our 2022 festival!
AWARDS CEREMONY: SUNDAY 20TH MARCH 2PM
All entries to be submitted through Run My Festival by JANUARY 21st, 2022
Section Secretary: Amy Underdown and Anne Boyere
Phone: 07572545488 (Amy) 07515821851 (Anne)
Catherine Brennan & Burhana Islam
When entering Creative Writing with Run My Festival, under “Pieces To Be Performed” please enter the details of the piece of writing you’re submitting. Write the TITLE of your piece under “Name” and the name of the WRITER under “Author/Composer”. Once you’ve entered with Run My Festival, please send your piece(s) of writing as a Word document to the email above, including the title of your writing, name, class, and word count.
If you’re entering Creative Writing as a school or writing group on behalf of your pupils or members, please write MULTIPLE ENTRIES under “Name” and the name of the SCHOOL or GROUP under “Author/Composer”. Then send to the email above all entries in separate Word documents, including the title of the writing, name, class, and word count, as well as a list recounting titles, writers’ names, class, word count, and the name of your school/group. We will place the entries into RMF on your behalf and then send you an invoice with the final tally. Please don’t make your payment until you have received this invoice from us.
Any questions, please contact us via email.
ARTICLES – Non Fiction, own choice of subject – topical, contemporary or historical in nature. The article should be persuasive and informative irrespective of the chosen topic.
Trophy shared with CW2
Award: Charles Lamb Cup
|Up to 500 words|
|CW2||Years 7-13||Up to 1,000 words|
Trophy shared with CW1
Award: Charles Lamb Cup
|CW3||Adult||Up to 2,000 words|
Award: Arthur Attwood Cup
LETTER WRITING – Own choice of subject on one A4 sheet with 1.5 line spacing. Please set out in letter format with Dear <name>, date and sender’s (can be fictional) address. Addressee info on a separate sheet.
Award: Tony Corbin Trophy
Award: Marian Grey Cup
Award: Basingstoke Writers’ Circle Cup
POETRY – Own choice of subject and style up to a maximum length of 40 lines. Styles can include Blank verse – almost always iambic pentameter, Rhymed poetry, Narrative poetry, and Haiku.
|CW8||Primary Years 1-2|
|CW9||Primary Years 3-4|
|CW10||Primary Years 5-6|
|CW11||Secondary Years 7-13|
SHORT STORIES – conveying setting, conflicts, characters, plot, theme, and perspectives. Own choice of subject, maximum length as defined below:
|CW13||Years 1-2||Up to 500 words|
|CW14||Years 3-6||Up to 800 words.|
|CW15||Years 7-13||Up to 1,000 words|
|CW16||Adult||Up to 2,500 words|
SCRIPT WRITING – A one-act play on any subject. Please include – outline of setting, props required, character names, production directions and intended medium (i.e. Radio, stage, or TV). Durations as shown.
|CW17||Years 4-6||10 mins.|
|CW18||Years 7-13||15 mins.|
SONNETS – Normally 14 lines and 10 syllables per line. Please state the Sonnet Form i.e. Italian, Shakespearean, Petrarchan or Spenserian.
FLASH FICTION 500 WORD CHALLENGE – Own choice of subject. The story should be substantially set in Basingstoke or the Borough (i.e. Basingstoke & Deane). Marks will be deducted otherwise.
|CW22||Years 5-13||500 words.|
Introduced in 2019, the exceptional challenge and aim of flash fiction is to outline or indicate,
in just 500 WORDS, a clear portrayal of both character and plot development. An additional
goal should be to imply a much larger backstory.
POEM INTO POEM
An amazing 110 languages, including sign-language and other communication
systems, are used across the Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council administrative
area. The aim of Poem into Poem is to encourage the sharing of verses, poems or
songs from other languages by translating them to poetry in English.
1) Please provide a copy of the original, whether your own writing or a published poem.
2) In 100/150 words, outline why you chose or wrote the original poem and now wish to
3) Individually, or collaboratively, recreate and produce as a poem in English.
Entrants should live within the Borough of Basingstoke and can enter as an individual
or as part of a tutored, collaborative school group. Please indicate any form of
assistance given at the foot of the entry.
|CW24||Years 1-6||Up to 30 lines.|
|CW25||Years 7-13||Up to 40 lines.|
CALLUM JAMES SHIELD For best overall entry in children’s classes.
RICHARD WATTERSON CUP For best overall entry in adult classes.