2019 Creative Writing Competition

We are very excited to announce our third annual Creative Writing Competition!
We are looking for inspiring original writing from local people for Royston Arts Festival 2019. In fewer than 500 words, you should write a fiction or non-fiction story with the theme “Our Planet” at its core.
Once again, the competition will be open to all ages, thanks to the continuing support of The Rotary Club and 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 downloaded by clicking HERE  and please also download the entry COVER SHEET .
The deadline for submissions is 18.00 Monday 29th July 2019. Any submission received after this date will not be considered.


‘Our Planet’ Theme Launch + Submission Reminders

We are launching the 2019 festival theme Our Planet  with an event at Royston Museum this coming Saturday 27th April – see icon at top left.

Also, our deadline of Friday 26th April 2019 for event submissions and seed-funding applications is looming. Don’t miss out! Details of how to submit an entry and also how to apply for seed-funding can be found on the Organise an Event page.

… and don’t forget our Schools Cover Art Competition to help design the cover of the 2019 festival programme. Details can be found in the poster on the left by clicking on it to read a larger version. The deadline for entry is Friday 17th May.