Short Story Competition

River Holme Connections and Read, Holmfirth invite you to use your creativity and imagination to write a short story of 500 words or less about “My River in the Valley”. Closing date is 12 noon on Monday 6th July 2020. Prize winning categories: up to 10 yrd old, 11-18 yrs old & people over 18. For each category there will be 8 cash prizes: (1st) prize £50, 2 (2nd) prizes £25 and 5 (3rd) prizes £10. The 1st prize winners will also have their story read aloud by poet, author and presenter Ian McMillan. Shortlisting will be carried out by Read’s Louise and James and River Holme Connections volunteers. The final judge is the world renowned Joanne Harris author of Chocolat. We appreciate the importance of good spelling and grammar but this time it’s not needed and won’t be judged upon. So, what’s stopping you? Get your pens to the ready…Good luck! Please note this competition is open to anyone living in the Holme Valley. Full terms and conditions can be found on our website / events / short story competition.


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