YOUNG WRITERS FESTIVAL 2023/2024 COMPETITION LAUNCH
Arts Richmond's Annual writing competition for all young people in the borough.
Deadline for entries Friday 1st December 2023
Arts Richmond Young Writers' Festival is open to all young people who either live or attend school/clubs in the Borough of Richmond upon Thames. It is a chance to demonstrate writing skills of any form: stories,descriptive writing,poems, playlets,lyrics for songs-whatever the imagination can devise.
Entries are judged in four age groups with prizes for all winning entries. In addition, All shortlisted entrants will be invited to a gala awards event in a prestigious venue Spring 2024.
Entry rules are simple: entrants may write about any subject of their choice, in any format (e.g. a poem, story, play script, news item etc.) not exceeding 500 words or 25 lines for a poem. ENTRIES MUST BE IN TYPED FORMAT (Hand written entries will be disqualified)
Extracts from longer pieces will be accepted. All entries must be exclusively the entrant's own work.(ONLY ONE ENTRY PER PERSON)
Entries will be judged in the following Categories.
· School Years 4 and under
· School Years 5 and 6
· School Years 7 and 9
· School Years 10 and over.
Send your entry to:
Arts Richmond Young Writers Festival
ETNA Community Centre Room 21, 13 Rosslyn Road, Twickenham, TW1 2AR.
Or email: YWentries@artsrichmond.org.uk
Please give full name, address, telephone number, email, date of birth, school year, and school or club you are attending in a covering letter/email or form provided by your school. (NAMES ENTERED DIRECTLY ONTO WORK WILL DISQUALIFY THE PIECE)
Deadline: Friday 1st December 2023
This year well known author Anthony Horowitz has agreed to support us.
I am very happy to be working with Arts Richmond and their Young Writers’ Festival. I have recently moved to Richmond and love the area…in fact my next book is set here.
More to the point, I’m always keen to encourage young people to develop their creative skills and if they’re living in this area, there’s plenty to inspire them. Just walking along the river, in the park or on the green, we’re surrounded by history and enchantment and there are stories everywhere.
Good luck. And get writing!
THE DIANA ARMFIELD RA NEAC PRIZE FOR DRAWING FROM OBSERVATION.
THE PRIZE IS AWARDED IN MEMORY OF HER HUSBAND, BERNARD DUNSTAN RA.
“All professionals, amateurs and even those who say ‘I can’t draw a line’ are welcome
to submit their drawings!” DIANA ARMFIELD RA NEAC
An exhibition will be held at Patch Twickenham, 42 York Street, TW1 3BW, from 4th - 17th March 2024.
Arts Richmond held the revamped Drama Party incorporating the SWAN Awards on Saturday 16th September 2023 at the prestigious Landmark Arts Centre.
Pictures can be downloaded from the night by following the link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/artsrichmond/
The winners and nominations list can be downloaded below.