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Historical fiction short story competition for under 18s

By 31 March 2020January 26th, 2021No Comments
Victorian school classroom at Weald & Downland Living Museum

Are you imaginative and creative and do you like writing? Why not take part in our historical fiction short story competition?

The judges will be looking for an engaging historical story. The buildings and artefacts of the Weald & Downland Living Museum reflect rural life between the years 900AD and 1930AD and entries should relate to this theme and be set somewhere in this time period.

Expect to do a little historical research! You may enter in one of the following categories:

  1. An illustrated story (picture book) of up to 100 words [aimed predominantly at children Y2 or below]
  2. A story of between 400 and 600 words, which you may or may not choose to illustrate.

Entries must be original stories written by the entrant (though a little help with spelling considered acceptable!). Please find the entry form below, with full terms and conditions.

The deadline is 5pm on Friday, 4 September 2020 and there will be a few small prizes awarded! Winners will be announced in early 2021.

Good luck!

Entry-form-for-historical-fiction-under 18 2020 (Word doc)

Entry-form-for-historical-fiction-under 18 2020 (PDF)