Creative Writing

All entries to be sent by Monday 11th December 2017

to: Mr Tony Corbin

360, Kempshott Lane

Kempshott Basingstoke

Hampshire

RG22 5LX

Adjudicators: Children Years 1 – 6: Marian Grey
Years 7 – 13 and Adults: Theresa Lock

Awards Ceremony Sunday 18th March 2.30pm

Guidelines on Entries

Entries should be typed (double-spaced) or clearly written on A4 paper. Good clear margins are also required on all work. An illustration may be included but will not contribute to 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 contact the Creative Writing Secretary if you require details for making payment by Bank Transfer. Please also ensure that the Creative Writing Section Entry Form is fully completed and signed.

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 18th March 2018 in the Main Hall, Queen Mary’s College, Basingstoke, RG21 3HF. Alternatively, please enclose a stamped addressed envelope (SAE for £1.54) to receive certificates and feedback 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 CW2 ~ Years 7 – 13 ~ Up 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 Include a separate A4 sheet to state date and entrant’s address.

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 up to a 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. 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 CW20 ~ Adult ~ JIM BRIGGS CUP

CLASS CW21 ~ Children ~ BRYN STRUDWICK TROPHY

SPECIAL AWARDS

RICHARD WATTERSON CUP For best overall entry in adult classes.

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