Calling all budding writers and storytellers - enter The Pavilions Teignmouth story-writing competition to win fantastic prizes!
Deadline for Entry extended to 14th August 2020
There are three different age categories for entries:
For 5 to 8’s
Write a story up to 500 words long
Competition to be judged by Laura Wall.
Laura Wall is an artist, illustrator and author with a studio and gallery based in Teignmouth, Devon. She works with her husband, Dave and together they run their art gallery where Laura can often be found painting or writing.
Laura is probably most known for her children’s book series called Goose, which she first wrote and created at University. She must have emailed, phoned and visited over 50 publishers. However, she was delighted when, in 2012, she received a book deal and had her first Goose books published by Award Publications Ltd. There are now 13 books in the series, and they are available in over 40 countries and translated in over 10 languages!
Prizes: Day Out tickets to a local attraction (to be announced), £25 Book Token, set of signed Laura Wall books, tickets for Pavilions children’s show/film (to be announced), Award plaque to display.
For 9 to 12’s
Write a story up to 500 words long
Competition to be judged by Joanne Wilson from Teignmouth Library.
Prizes: Day Out tickets to a local attraction (to be announced), £25 book token, tickets for Pavilions children’s show/film (to be announced), further prize to be announced, Award plaque to display.
For 13 to 16's
Write a story of under 1,000 words
Judged By Susan Gandar
Susan Gandar is the daughter of film designer and multi-Oscar winner John Box. As one of the UK’s leading TV story consultants, she was creatively responsible for making CASUALTY a hit show. Susan became known for going after the more ‘difficult’ stories at the same time successfully racking up viewing figures from 7 to 14 million.
After 25 years working at executive level in TV both at the BBC and in the independent sector, finding, commissioning and mentoring new writers, she decided it was time to concentrate on her own work. Her debut novel, ‘We’ve Come to Take You Home’, set in the present and in 1918, a crossover aimed at adult and young adult readership, was published in the Spring of 2016. She’s currently writing a second novel, ‘Lady of the Butterflies’. As well as researching and writing her own work, Susan runs a series of creative writing workshops for 10 – 15 year olds. She was also mad enough to accept an invitation to go out to India to direct ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ at a Tibetan community school. A storming success – but never to be repeated.
Prizes: Day Out tickets to a local attraction (to be announced), £25 book token, tickets for a Pavilions children’s show/film (to be announced), further prize to be confirmed, Award plaque to display.
To enter the competition, write a story about, well, whatever you like (and now is the perfect time to have a go at writing!).
Just ask a parent or carer, aged over 18, to send your original story to firstname.lastname@example.org by 14th August 2020, making sure your name, age, town or village is included, along with the email and mobile number of the parent or carer.
You can type your story and attach it to the email, or hand-write it (then scan it as one entire document to email it in). Alternatively, you can post your story to:
Pavilions Teignmouth, Den Crescent, Teignmouth TQ14 8BG
So, why not start telling your tales - good luck!
Supported by the Co-Op Local Community Fund.
This competition is part of the ‘Telling Tales Teignmouth’ Children’s Festival (the main Festival event, which will take place at Pavilions Teignmouth, will be in May 2021).
Images shows a book by author John Dougherty, when he visited Cockwood Primary School in March 2020