All entries to be sent by Monday 10th December 2018 to: Tony Corbin
360, Kempshott Lane
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
CLASS CW20Years 5 – 13BRYN STRUDWICK TROPHY
CLASS CW21 Adult JIM BRIGGS CUP
|FLASH FICTION ——— 500 WORDS
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
CALLUM JAMES SHIELD For best overall entry in children’s classes.
RICHARD WATTERSON CUP For best overall entry in adult classes.