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Kenilworth Rugby Club

KENILWORTH RUGBY FOOTBALL CLUB: SHORT STORY COMPETITION

 

The competition is organised by Kenilworth Rugby Football Club in association with English tutor Leah Heath [English MA] and Stav Williams [Author].

STAV'S TIPS ON HOW TO WRITE A GOOD STORY CAN BE FOUND HERE

The competition will be judged by Leah Heath (English Tutor), Stav Williams (former player, author), Willie Whitesmith (President, Kenilworth RFC) and Alison Firth (Mayor of Kenilworth).

Entry to this competition is open to the families of all sections of the KRFC membership and their friends and siblings, aged between 5 and 16 years. Entries must be submitted via email to stories@kenilworthrugby.co.uk by an adult (parent/guardian) on behalf of the child. Entry will be in three age categories – ages 5 to 8 years, 9 to 12 years and 13 to 16 years.

Entrants must write a short story of no more than 500 words, which may be fiction or non-fiction and have a rugby related theme. We also invite entrants to submit an original illustration to accompany their story, if they so wish.

The competition opens on Thursday 9th April and closes on Thursday 30th April at noon.

Entries submitted after the closing date will not be considered.

Entrants can only enter individually. Only one entry per person is permitted.

Entries will be judged on the following criteria:

- Originality
- Plot
- Enjoyment

The parents or guardians of the winners will be contacted on Friday 8th May 2020.

The winners will be formally announced on Saturday 9th May 2020 via KRFC News, KRFC web site and other Social Media and submitted to the Kenilworth Weekly News for publication (date to be confirmed).

Winning stories will be read out live on social media by Alison Firth, Mayor of Kenilworth (keep an eye on the club's social media for when).

Winners in each category will each receive a signed copy of Stav Williams’ book (Why Can’t You Just Be a Normal Girl) and will be provided with a pizza meal for the family, courtesy of the Wedding Pizza Company. 

If entrants are unclear on any of the above, they may email stories@kenilworthrugby.co.uk for clarification.

Jai Purewal

Kenilworth RFC


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