Northamptonshire Shield Short Story competition

Young authors and creative illustrators are invited to enter the county-wide short story competition (logo designed by Francesca Bridges of Wootton Park School).

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The Northamptonshire Shield Short Story competition 2019

This year there are two age groups: 8 to 11 year olds and 12 to 16 year olds. Stories should be 500 to 600 words long and on the subject of, 'a journey'.

All entrants will receive a family train ride around Wicksteed Park on Sunday 29 September. They will also be invited to the awards ceremony, with the opportunity to meet a well-known author.

Winners will be announced at the Children's Literary Festival at Wicksteed Park on Sunday 29 September, 2019. First prize is a £100 book token, second prize is a £50 book token, and third prize is a £25 book token. The winner will also receive a £100 book token and a trophy for their school.

Entries can be emailed to shortstory@firstforwellbeing.co.uk or handed-in to any Northamptonshire Library by 5pm on Saturday 7 September.

With support of the Lord-Lieutenant of Northamptonshire, David Laing, and the Wicksteed Park Trust. For more information please contact sarah@david-laing.co.uk