Get Writing – Own Composition

If you enjoy creative writing or poetry composition then why not enter our Own Composition classes.

First, enter the appropriate class using the on-line entry process and pay the appropriate fee (see How to Enter if you need guidance).  Then, when your composition is ready, use the form below to send it to us.  Each poem or story must be typed, titled but unsigned, and uploaded using the form below.  

The on-line entry process will be closed on 1st February and you must have completed your entry, or entries, by that date in order for your composition(s) to be accepted. The latest date for uploading your composition(s) is 1st April.


Not to exceed 3 minutes reading time each. Limit: 3 poems per person. The winning poems will be read at the Festival either by yourself or a member of the Festival team if you prefer.

SD79 Poetry Own Composition – School Year 6 and under.  Fee £5.00 per poem.
SD80 Poetry Own Composition – School Years 7 to 10.  Fee £5.00 per poem.
SD81 Poetry Own Composition – School Years 11 to 13.  Fee £5.00 per poem.
SD82 Poetry Own Composition – Open – 18 years and over.  Fee £5.00 per poem.


Limit: 3 stories per person. The winning story will be read at the Festival.

SD83 Original Storywriting – School Year 6 and under. Maximum 500 words.  Fee £5.00 per story.
SD84 Original Storywriting – School Year 7 to 10. Maximum 750 words.  Fee £5.00 per story.
SD85 Original Storywriting – School Years 11 to 13. Maximum 1000 words.  Fee £5.00 per story.
SD86 Original Storywriting – Open – 18 years and over. Maximum 1000 words.  Fee £5.00 per story.

Please Note: Your on-line entry payment will be acknowledged by reply email and, after your composition has been uploaded to CFPA’s website, you will receive another email to confirm it’s safe receipt.