Photographs inspire writing competition

Published on: Thursday, 06-November-2014

The Knowsley Writing Competition 2014 is open for entries.

Residents, young and old, are encouraged to get creative. The winner and runners-up in each category will receive a Watersones’ gift card and there’s a special prize for the most outstanding entry.

The competition is open to anyone who lives, works or studies in Knowsley, or is a member of a library in the borough.

Entrants are asked to submit a poem or short story inspired by a photograph.

Cllr Eddie Connor, Knowsley’s Cabinet Member for Leisure, Community and Culture, said:

“I’d urge anyone thinking about entering this year’s writing competition to go for it. We’ve had some great entries over the years from people who have never tried creative writing before, including last year’s competition winner.”

Entries from children aged 5-12, should be between 50 and 500 words. Young people aged 13 to 18, should write be between 300 – 1,000 words and over 18s
should submit a piece between 500 – 1,000 words.

Entry details and forms are available from Knowsley’s libraries and on the website. Entries can be emailed to: writing@knowsley.gov.uk or handed in to any library in Knowsley.

First prize winners will receive an engraved shield to keep and have their names engraved on the Knowsley Writing Competition Shield which is displayed in Kirkby Library.  There will also be an additional Knowsley Library Staff Award of £50 Waterstones’ Gift Card for an outstanding entry.

The closing date is Monday 31 January 2015 and the winner will be announced on World Book Day March 5 2015.