Henrietta Branford Writing Competition 2017 - rules etc
It’s very easy!
The competition will be open to any young writer under the age of 19. Six winners will be invited to the celebration party in London at which the Branford Boase Award is given. There they can meet Frances Hardinge and other authors, editors, publishers, agents, and other professionals in this field.·
The six winning entrants will receive up to £150 travel expenses (UK only) for the journey.· They will also win a copy of each of the books shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award and be able to meet the authors and have their books signed.
- Entrants must complete the story begun by the previous year’s winner, Horatio Clare.
- Your story should be between 800 and 1000 words long. It should follow on from the starter paragraph but remember: the paragraph is not intended to direct you towards particular ideas.
- Your story can be adventurous, funny, serious or light-hearted.
- It can be set in the past, present or future.
- Think how you can make the paragraph lead into the story that you want to write.
- The judge will be looking for a story that:
- Keeps readers wanting to know what is going to happen from beginning to end
- Is imaginative and unpredictable
- Is written with a genuine reader in mind (i.e. not a teacher).
- All entrants must live in the UK and be under 19 years of age.
- All entries should be emailed as a Word document to Anne Marley: firstname.lastname@example.org and be headed ‘Henrietta Branford Writing Competition entry'.
- Every entry must include the entrant’s name, email address, town or city, age and school or college (if entry comes via a school or college) Please put this information at the top of the Word document.
- Entries will have an email acknowledgement.
- There will be up to 6 winners and the prizes will be presented at the Branford Boase Award event in London by Frances Hardinge in July 2017.
The closing date for the competition is Saturday 22nd April 2017
All entrants under 18 must ensure that their parents are aware that they have entered the competition
Horatio Clare's Starting Paragraph