Children having fun in boats out on the estuary

© Terry Mathews

Schools Programme - Competition


Our ‘GET CREATIVE’ competition, sponsored by Bideford Bridge Rotary Club, is open to children and young adults aged 4 to 18 years.

To enter:  Send us the best poem, story or other prose piece that you have written since January this year.  It can be about anything you would like. But, if you’d like a kickstart, here’s an idea for your first line:- 

Things were different back then .........

(You can go to any time, place, age, world, wherever your imagination takes you!) 

There are prizes of:

  • Waterstones Book Tokens for each Key Stage 1 - 5.
  • Winner: £25
  • 2 Runners up: £20 each
  • School Library Winner: £25

Key Stage 1 entries may be any creative response to a story or poem, e.g. an illustration.

The Rules: 

  • Prose: up to 500 words
  • Poetry: up to 300 words 
  • All work must be entirely your own.

Deadline: Friday 23rd October 2020

Winners announced by email

Send your entry, along with the downloaded entry form to:

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