TOO WRITE COMPETITION

The Stoke-on-Trent Literary Festival is delighted to again be supporting The Sentinel‘s annual Too Write writing competition in conjunction with Staffordshire University, that encourages more people to get writing.

There will be three awards up for grabs and the categories are:

1) children aged under 11 – write a a poem on a subject of your own choice

2) children/teenagers aged 11 to under 18 – write either a part-factual or fictional story of between 500 and 1,500 words

3) adults – write a short story of between 1,000 and 2,500 words

Emma Bridgewater will be joining the judging panel again to choose the winners for 2016.

The deadline for entries to this year’s competition, which is open to people from across North Staffordshire and South Cheshire, is Friday 19th May, with the winners and runners-up invited to a prize-giving event.

To enter: send your submission, as outlined above for your category, to jenny.amphlett@thesentinel.co.uk  or schools can call the Sentinel Newsdesk on tel: 01782 864100.

*Please do not send any entries to the Stoke-on-Trent Literary Festival. Please send your entry to The Sentinel email address above.

Pictured left to right are previous competition winners Jordan Risbeck from Wolstanton High School, Mia Jones from Dovebank Primary School, Kidsgrove, Emma Bridgewater and Jane Terry from Forsbrook with awards at the factory in Hanley

Pictured left to right are previous competition winners Jordan Risbeck from Wolstanton High School, Mia Jones from Dovebank Primary School, Kidsgrove, Emma Bridgewater and Jane Terry from Forsbrook with awards at the factory in Hanley