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Welcome to the Festival’s Own Composition Classes.

Please use the entry form below to send us your entry. Each poem or story should be typewritten, unsigned and attached to its own entry form. Entries must be received by 1st March 2018.


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

SD74 Poetry Own Composition – under 11 years.
SD75 Poetry Own Composition – 11 and under 14 years.
SD76 Poetry Own Composition – 14 and under 17 years.
SD77 Poetry Own Composition – Open – 17 years and over.


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

SD78 Original Storywriting – under 11 years. Maximum 500 words
SD79 Original Storywriting – 11 and under 14 years. Maximum 750 words.
SD80 Original Storywriting – Open – 14 and under 17 years. Maximum 1000 words.
SD81 Original Storywriting – Open – 17 years and over. Maximum 1000 words.

Please Note: We are not able to acknowledge the receipt of entries but you will be contacted before the Festival if you are among the Finalists.

Our Chairman Rod Davis with a class of budding Storywriters