The Write Stuff 2017 Competition
The Write Stuff 2017 competition - aimed at girls aged 11-16 and who live in the UK – was launched in March and asked girls to write a short, fictional story with a central theme of ‘family’. Hundreds of entries were received as part of the competition. A panel of judges, including Barbara Taylor Bradford OBE, The Sunday Times Editorial Director Eleanor Mills, Lynne Drew, Publishing Director, HarperCollins and Fiona Evans, National Literacy Trust, judged each story on its overall quality of writing; originality, imagination and creativity; sentence structure and language; and the writer’s ability to tell a story, capture the reader and hold their attention.
We are delighted that Mia in 10E gained the runner-up place in the competition, with her short-story “Lucy”.
The winners, runners-up and finalists will be invited to take part in an exclusive writing master class at News UK London headquarters, hosted by HarperCollins and in partnership with Barbara Taylor Bradford and Sunday Times Editorial Director Eleanor Mills, in order to further develop their skills. This will take place at the end of November and coincides with the publication of Barbara’s 32nd novel, “Secrets of Cavendon”(HarperCollins) out Thursday 30 November 2017. In addition, they will also each receive a box of books kindly donated by HarperCollins and an exclusive tour around The Sunday Times.
Well done Mia!