There are still more than two weeks to go before the closing date of 14th August for the Creative Writing Competition – plenty of time now that term has finished to write a short story of up to 500 words and win a prize. Click on the poster on the left to view entry details and access the Terms and Conditions and entry forms.
Our Cover Art Competition has now closed and our artist Stacey Leigh-Ross (ByLeigh) is working hard to produce an original artwork using the entries as an inspiration. You can see last year’s completed Cover Art on the left created by Stacey from selected entries which was used on the front cover of The Listing containing the 2020 programme as it will be again this year.
We are pleased to announce that we are going to run another Cover Art Competition for Royston Schools and also another Creative Writing Competition in conjunction with the Rotary Club of Royston.
Given the success of last year’s competition and some continuing uncertainty over Covid our artist Stacey-Leigh Ross (By Leigh) will again select work from digital images of artwork created by schoolchildren based on our festival theme. The resulting artwork will be displayed on the front cover of the September edition of The Listing magazine which will also contain the 2021 festival programme.
This year’s theme is ‘Renewal’ and in line with the word’s meaning lies the hope that we will be ‘starting again’ where necessary, ‘continuing’ where we left off, or better still ‘improving’ our lives from lessons learned during the Covid pandemic. Stacey has put together an ‘Ideas Map’ to help potential artists interpret the theme, and also any authors who choose to base their story on the theme. Click HERE to view that.
Click on the respective Competition posters on the left to view entry details and access the Terms and Conditions and entry forms for the Creative Writing Competition. You can also see last year’s completed Cover Art on the left created by Stacey from the selected entries which was used on the front cover of The Listing containing the 2020 programme.