There were no fewer than 656 entries from a record number of 26 Bailiwick schools in this year’s WriteStuff writing competition, organised as part of the 2021 Guernsey Literary Festival.
This year’s challenge involved children in the four categories, Primary (years 3-6), Intermediate (7-9), Senior (10+), and SEND (special needs) writing a story of no more than 300 words on the theme of Myths and Legends.
The competition was judged by successful UK writers Francesca Simon, Maz Evans, Joanne Harris and Huw Lewis-Jones. Filter judges included Nick Le Messurier, Adam Bayfield, Rachel Wyatt and Catriona Stares. The Write Stuff was sponsored by Julius Baer and supported by the Guille Alles Library, Art for Guernsey, Guernsey Arts, Guernsey Museums and Island Families.
Read all the winning stories at: https://2021.writestuff.gg
Poems on the Move
Award winning UK poet Michael Symmons Roberts is to be the judge of the 2022 Guernsey International Poetry Competition (Poems on the Move), organised in conjunction with the Guernsey Literary Festival.
The annual competition, which is launched on 15 September, is open to poets worldwide and the organisers are hoping to better last year’s competition, which had a record entry of more than 2000 poems. The 2022 competition is open to poets of all ages, whether you’ve just started out or you’re a seasoned poet. Closing date is 15 February next year.
Winning entries are selected in two phases: 21 poems will be chosen, and 9 of these will take part in a second, larger display, first at Guernsey Airport, then all over the island.
Sponsored again by Guernsey Post, the competition is split into three categories, Open (18 and over), Channel Islands residents (18 and over) and Young People (aged 11-17).
For more information, and to enter go to www.poemsonthemove.com