Write Wai PR & Copywriting Services have launched our 4th Writing Competition for Secondary School and Sixth Form Students with the support of four local organisations.
Young people aged 11 to 18 on September 1, 2017, are invited to enter and have chance of winning one of our fabulous prizes.
It is the fourth year that Sally Anderson-Wai of Write Wai PR & Copywriting Services’ has run a writing competition, each year it has been supported by the Colchester Gazette. Andrew Summers of Essex Hundred Publications is running the 2017 History Writing Competition with us and Colchester Castle and Wivenhoe Bookshop are sponsoring prizes.
Sally of Write Wai said: “This year’s competition is bigger and better than ever before. At a time when standards of English seem to be dropping due to the digital era we live in, it’s good to encourage young people in their writing skills”.
Andrew of Essex Hundred Publications said: “Essex Hundred Publications is very pleased to support Sally and Write Wai for the 2017 writing competition. We believe the chosen subject local history is just the topic to encourage young people to investigate their local history and heritage where there is so much to choose from”.
It’s simple to enter. Just pick a local history topic write 300 – 400 Words (fact or fiction) and submit Your Entry to firstname.lastname@example.org by the closing
date December 31st 2017.
The overall winner will be awarded a Digital Camera (sponsored by Write Wai and Essex hundred Publications (EHP)) and the winner’s school will receive £100 worth of selected books (courtesy of EHP). The second prize winner will receive an annual pass from Colchester Castle for two people (including a guided tour of the castle and a guide book sponsored by Colchester Castle) and third place will get a £50 book token for £50 to be used at Wivenhoe Bookshop, our 3rd prize sponsor.
In addition to these fabulous prizes, The Gazette is offering to publish the top three winning stories in the Gazette. The winners will also be given a VIP tour of their Newsroom and the brilliant opportunity to sit in a Newsroom Conference where editorial decisions are made. The deadline is noon on December 31, 2017.
Councillor Tim Young, Deputy Leader of Colchester Borough Council and Portfolio Holder for Business and Culture said: “It’s wonderful to be supporting this great competition to encourage young people in their writing, which will also help to promote this wonderful town!”
Pictures taken by William Wai of the competition launch at Colchester Castle.
Pictured below are: Tim Young, Deputy Leader of Colchester Borough Council, Sally Anderson-Wai of Write Wai PR & Copywriting Services, Andrew Summers of Essex Hundred Publications, Alison Mortiboys, (in historic costume with headdress) Museum Duty Officer and Sam Gray, Museum Assistant (in red historic costume).