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The Val Wood Prize for Creative Writing 2016 – Hull in 500

The Val Wood Prize for Creative Writing 2016 – Hull in 500

The Val Wood Prize for Creative Writing 2016 will be launched at Hull Central Library on 23rd July 2016 at 2pm.

For the first time, the competition is open to anyone over 14 years of age. Entries should be in the form of a short story and entrants are free to write about whatever they wish but each story must feature Hull and be 500 words maximum.

The winner of the competition will receive £100 and their entry will be published on the website www.valeriewood.co.uk. The runner up will receive £50 and there will also be two commendations of £25. Cash prizes are kindly donated by Quickline Communications and The James Reckitt Library Trust.

Topic

Entries should be in the form of a short story and entrants are free to write about whatever they wish.

Organizer

Valerie Wood

Prizes

First prize: £100

Second prize: £50

Third prize: £25

Deadline

19th August 2016

Guidelines

  • The competition is open to anyone over 14 years of age
  • All entries must be typed or neatly handwritten and be no less than 450 words with a maximum word-count of 500.
  • Entries should be submitted on or before Friday 19th August 2016.
  • Your name, address, telephone number and/or email address must be included with your entry on a separate piece of paper.
  • Entries from already commercially published writers will not be accepted.
  • Entries must be the original work of the competitor, in English, and must not have been published, broadcast or have won a competition prize.
  • No alterations can be made to a story once it has been submitted.
  • If sending your entry by post, please check that you have used the correct postage.
  • Entries cannot be returned – so please keep a copy.
  • Entrants can win only one prize. The decision of the judge is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • Email entries can be sent to reference.library@hcandl.co.uk with the subject Val Wood Prize #HullIn500. Postal entries can be sent to: Val Wood Prize for Creative Writing – #HullIn500, Hull Central Library, Albion Street, Hull, HU1 3TF
  • The winner of the competition and runners up will be announced at a special ceremony at Hull Central Library on 24th September 2016 at 2pm. The winner may be photographed and interviewed for publicity purposes.

Inquiries

Please contact reference.library@hcandl.co.uk for all your inquiries.

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