Deadline extended for young writers and journalists to get their entries in for the first Royston Arts Festival Creative Writing Competition
- Credit: Terry Hartga
There is still time for your youngsters to get their entries in for Royston Arts Festival’s first Creative Writing Competition, but they best be quick as the newly-extended deadline looms.
The theme of the competition – and this year’s arts festival in September – is ‘changes’, and organiser Creative Royston’s chair Kirsten Grimmer hopes judges will get even more entries to consider.
She said: “We have seen some amazing, high quality entries, but we’re a demanding festival committee and know there’s even more talent out there for us to see.
“We’ve had a great response to the competition so far but some have requested a little extra time to get their best work in, so we want to give everyone an extra opportunity to submit something exciting.
“We’re especially looking for more non-fiction entries. Perhaps you fancy yourself as a journalist and want to report on something factual either in your school, town, country or a recent day trip.”
The deadline is 6pm next Thursday, July 27 – send entries of 500 words to firstname.lastname@example.org.
See www.creativeroyston.org for more information.