Being a Judge

I’m delighted to be one of the judges for this year’s Jersey Evening Post Writing Competition. The contest is sponsored by Rathbones Investment Management International and organised in partnership with the Jersey Festival of Words.

The closing date for submissions is midnight on Thursday 31 August. Entrants must be resident in Jersey and send their entries by email to writingcompetition@jerseyeveningpost.com. Entries must include the writer’s name, home address, age at the time of submission, phone number and must be clearly marked for the correct category.

There are two categories – short stories and flash fiction – with four age categories for the short-story section (6-8, 9-13, 14-16, and 17 and over) and the flash-fiction category is open to all ages. Maximum word limit of 2,000 for short stories and a limit of 127 words in flash fiction.

The prizes are sponsored by Rathbones with £100 for each category winner, as well as prizes of £50 and £25 for runners-up and third-place. The winning entries will be published in a supplement included with the JEP and an awards ceremony will be held during the Jersey Festival of Words.

I’ve entered a few writing/novel competitions and always enjoyed taking part. I’ve also judged a competition for Novelicious.com, the online chick lit review site. It was great fun and there were some brilliant entries. I’m now looking forward to reading the entries for this competition.

So, if you haven’t entered a writing competition before maybe now is the perfect time to do so.