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A reminder about the Fowey Festival Writing Competitions for 2020

Fowey Festival is holding competitions for adults and children again in 2020.  There will be the du Maurier Festival Society Adult Short Story Prize 2020, for everyone over the age of 16, and the Fowey Festival Young Writer or Young Artist of the year 2020, for children aged 4 to 16.

The du Maurier Festival Society Adult Short Story Prize is open to everyone over the age of 16 years, whether they are based in the UK or overseas.  All entries should be submitted in English and have a maximum length of 1500 words.  The subject for this year’s short story is ‘Not After Midnight’, and the closing date for entries is 16th March 2020.  First prize is £100, and second prize is £75, so get writing now.

For entry forms and full information, click here:

On 13th January the trustees of the Fowey Festival will be launching the children's competition, and they will be writing to schools to invite pupils to create their own original story, poem or picture, with winners becoming the Fowey Festival Young Writer or Young Artist of the year 2020.  This year’s theme is ‘The Spirit of Cornwall‘.

Both competitions have Daphne du Maurier at the heart of their themes.

Here is what the Fowey Festival team have to say about this year’s children's competition:

In Vanishing Cornwall Daphne du Maurier wrote that ‘the beauty and mystery beckon still’, ending with the words, ’the challenge is still to the young.’

Our challenge to you for 2020 is to send us a picture, poem, or short story that captures the spirit of Cornwall or the Isles of Scilly. It must be your own work, whether it’s enchanted Cornwall, the beauty of wild Cornwall, Cornwall responding to world-wide change or the mysteries of the Isles of Scilly. Whatever you want to say, we would love to hear from you!

We do hope your school will take part again or, indeed, for the first time. 

This special competition is only for children from Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly aged 4 to 16 years.  The final entry date is 6th March 2020.

For further information, click here:

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