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Monday, 16 April 2012

Sussex Only

As part of the celebrations marking the Queen’s Jubilee this summer, East Grinstead Town Council is launching a Short Story/Poetry competition.
Entry fee £3 each submission - £10 for four.
First prize in each category: £100, and a commemorative Jubilee plaque.
Second prize in each category: £50 and a commemorative Jubilee plaque.

Deadline is 1 May
and entry is open to anyone

"who lives or works in, or has a connection to, Sussex."

Poems up to 40 lines long can be humorous or serious, on a theme connected to Sussex, or the Queen’s Jubilee, and containing one of the following words:
  • service
  • reign
  • queen
  • soldier
  • sixty
  • Sussex
  • England
Short stories, up to 1000 words, should start with one of the following first lines:
  • Sixty years? It didn’t seem possible…
  • As the On Air light glowed into life, the Queen discarded her prepared speech and addressed the nation in her own words…
  • She had no umbrella, so the Queen caught up her collar, glad to hide her face from the rain and from the few stragglers lingering in the thin drizzle…
  • Behind the Prime Minister’s back, the Queen suppressed a giggle, pleased that a lifetime of decorum had not quite extinguished her sense of humour…
The Town Mayor will present prizes if recipients are close enough to travel to East Grinstead, and winners who wish to receive their prizes in person will be invited to read their winning entries during the weekend celebrations marking the Jubilee.
FInd out more here

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