Deadline extended for young writers and journalists to get their entries in for the first Royston Arts Festival Creative Writing Competition

PUBLISHED: 17:12 19 July 2017 | UPDATED: 07:41 20 July 2017

Non-fiction judges: Crow editor Nick Gill, The Listing founder Cath Boughton and freelance journalist Angus Batey. Picture: Terry Hartga

Non-fiction judges: Crow editor Nick Gill, The Listing founder Cath Boughton and freelance journalist Angus Batey. Picture: Terry Hartga

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 chair@creativeroyston.org.

See www.creativeroyston.org for more information.

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