Lady Juliet Challenge 2019 Writing Competition closes 6th September

Short Story Writing Competition

We are delighted to be taking part in the Lord Lieutenant’s literary competition “The Northampton Shield”, for young writers this year.

There are two age groups: 8-11 years and 12-16 years.

The theme is “A Journey” and this can be anything the girls want it to mean – using their imagination.  The story needs to be 500 to 600 words long.

There will be:-
  • A special badge for every entrant
  • Prizes for the top three stories for each category from guiding entries
  • The top ten from each category will go forward to the Shield competition
  • There will be prizes for the top three county winners in each age group awarded by the Lord Lieutenant
  • The overall winner will receive a trophy and if they are from guiding £100 will be donated to their unit
  • The winners will be announced at the Childrens Literary Festival, an exciting activity day on 29 September 2019 at Wicksteed Park in Kettering

Stories will be marked on:-

  • The story itself
  • Presentation
  • Grammar
  • The journey idea
  • And more…

Get your entry in by 6 September 2019 by completing the Entry Form                    

Sorry but no late entries will be able to be included.

Happy writing!!

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