Celebrating Norfolk Day 2018, home to the National Centre for Writing
Earlier this year, the Eastern Daily Press joined forces with Norwich Evening News and BBC Radio Norfolk to create Norfolk Day – the first annual celebration of Norfolk, taking place on Friday 27 July 2018.
The initiative provides an opportunity to shout and cheer about everything that is great in the region; from the magnificent coastline and endless skies to the magical waterways of the Broads and the amazing people who live here.
Norfolk is the home county of the National Centre for Writing and Norwich, England’s first UNESCO City of Literature. In recognition of Norfolk Day, we are partnering with the EDP and the Book Hive to run a creative writing competition on the theme of ‘What does Norfolk mean to me?’
Entrants of any age, based in the East of England (Norfolk, Suffolk, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Essex and Cambridgeshire) are invited to submit a piece of creative writing on this theme. Two winners will be selected, who will each receive a National Centre for Writing goody bag, a £20 Book Hive voucher and publication in the EDP.
How to enter
The competition is open to entrants of any age and will be organised into two categories: under 18s and adults.
You are required to submit one piece of creative writing – a poem, piece of creative non-fiction, or a short story/flash fiction (all max 300 words) – to [email protected], with the subject heading ‘Norfolk Day competition’.
Please also include your full name, address and whether you are submitting to the under 18s or adults category.
Please note: Entrants under the age of 18 must include the full name and email address of a parent/guardian.
The competition deadline is: 5pm on Friday 20 July.
Full terms and conditions can be found below.
- National Centre for Writing goody bag
- A £20 Book Hive voucher
- Publication in the EDP
Any queries? Email us at [email protected]
Terms & Conditions
1. This competition is open to anyone of any age, except for employees of the National Centre for Writing and the Eastern Daily Press.
2. Prizes are non-transferable and non-divisible. Prizes cannot be exchanged.
3. The competition is open to entrants residing in the East of England: Norfolk, Suffolk, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Essex and Cambridgeshire.
4. Only one entry is permitted per person. Entries are to be submitted online via the [email protected] email address.
5. Entries must be received by 5pm GMT on Friday 20 July. No purchase is necessary.
6. Entrants under the age of 18 must include the full name and email address of a parent/guardian with their submission.
7. Every effort will be made to notify the winners by email.
8. Submitting your entry constitutes your consent for the National Centre for Writing and the Eastern Daily Press to use your full name and entry online and in print, should you be a winner.
9. The winner will be chosen by a judging panel which will be made up of National Centre for Writing staff. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
10. The National Centre for Writing reserves the right to change or withdraw the competition and/or prize at any time.
11. By entering the competition, entrants are deemed to have accepted these terms and conditions.
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