Creative Writing Competition

We are very excited to announce our second annual Creative Writing Competition!

We are looking for inspiring original writing from local people for Royston Arts Festival 2018. In fewer than 500 words, you should write a fiction or non-fiction story with the theme ‘Voyages of Discovery’ at its core.

This year we are excited to be able to open the competition up to adults as well, thanks to the support of The Rotary Club, and the continuing support of David’s Bookshop in Letchworth. There will be three age groupings: 5 to 9, 10 to 17 and 18+, and submissions should be made under categories of ‘fiction’ or ‘non-fiction’, for which we have two expert judging panels from the world of journalism and literature.

Prizes of £50 of vouchers to spend at David’s Bookshop are available in each category. Details of how to enter can be viewed or downloaded by clicking HERE. Please also download the  COVER SHEET to accompany your entry.

There are two different deadlines for entering this competition. The deadline if submitting via your school office is Monday 16th July
2018. The deadline for submissions sent directly to Creative Royston is Monday 30th July 2018.

Any submissions received after these dates will not be considered.

…. and don’t forget our deadline of Friday 27th April for event submissions – see previous post below:

2018 Festival Update

The theme for this year’s festival is Voyages of Discovery and the committee is currently working to finalise plans which will include workshops, dancing, music, art and much more including competitions. Look out for updates and volunteering opportunities (‘Get involved) in the coming months!

Click on the image on the left for details of the Schools Cover Art Competition and then click HERE for some ideas about how you can explore or express your own ‘Voyage of Discovery’.

We  are currently accepting submissions for the 2018 festival.  Details of how to submit an entry and also on applying for seed-funding can be found on the Organise an Event page below the ‘Get Involved’ entry on the top menu – or just click on the image on the left which shows the submission (and other) deadline(s) – 27th April 2018.

Please note: the entry form has been updated from previous years,

…. and a BIG THANK YOU to anyone who voted for us in the
  scheme during January and February.

We are delighted to announce that Creative Royston has secured a grant of £1,000 from the Tesco Bags of Help scheme following voting which took place at local stores.

Bags of Help offers community groups and projects across the UK a share of revenue generated from carrier bag sales in Tesco stores. Since launching in 2015 the scheme has awarded more than £36 million across more than 7,900 local projects.  Click on the Tesco logo above for more details.