Writing Competition – Pirates

We now have a new competition running and this time the theme is…

Pirates!

We’d love to see your perspective of pirates and what you can create with this theme!

You’re free to express yourself in any format, from poetry to prose to anything else you feel works best! We’re setting no limits for word count – your piece can be a quick minute’s read or long enough for you to narrate an entire story arc, the choice is yours!

There will be prizes for both the winner and two runners up, as well as a merit for everybody who takes part, and all entries will be published on this blog!

The deadline for this competition is Friday 14th June

Email your submissions to thegreenlight@aggs.bfet.uk

We look forward to seeing your amazing creations – thank you in advance  : )

Poetry Slam Success

The poetry slam which took place in the library today was a real success. It was a very uplifting experience and it went to prove again how exceedingly talented our pupils are. Lucy W walked away with first prize with Lydia FS a close second and Phoebe W third.

The event was expertly arranged and hosted by the 6th form English Society under the incredible tutelage of Miss Devlin. Our thanks go out to Mrs Russell, Mrs Malkin and Mr Barry, all of whom read extracts from texts that had particular resonance for them; Mr Barry going above and beyond by reading an original composition! Special thanks also to Mr England and Mrs Marler for judging the competition and to Mrs Hodgson for supporting the whole process.

Some External Writing Competitions

Here are some links to creative writing competitions currently running. Good luck!

Student:

https://fossewaywriters.wordpress.com/competitions/
https://www.ncl.ac.uk/ncla/competitions/young-peoples-prize/

https://www.hart-uk.org/get-involved/humanrightsprize

https://www.youngwriters.co.uk/competitions/shakeup-shakespeare.php

Adult:

https://www.dempseyandwindle.com/competition.html

https://fossewaywriters.wordpress.com/competitions/

https://alpinefellowship.submittable.com/submit/133506/af-2019-writing-prize