Valentine's Competition

This Competition Is All About Love!

Valentine's Day will soon be upon us, so what could be more fitting than a writing competition on good ol' LOVE.


love  (lʌv)

— n
1 a. an intense emotion of affection, warmth, fondness and regard towards a person or thing
  b. ( as modifier ): love song ; love story
2 a deep feeling of sexual attraction and desire




poem  (ˈpəʊɪm)

— n
1 a composition in verse, usually characterized by concentrated and heightened language in which words are chosen for their sound and suggestive power as well as for their sense, and using such techniques as metre, rhyme, and alliteration
2 a literary composition that is not in verse but exhibits the intensity of imagination and language common to it: a prose poem





short story

— n
a piece of prose fiction, usually under 10,000 words or a prose narrative of shorter length than a novel, that concentrates on a single theme.



And there you go!



Well, that’s basically it, I guess: Take love and put it into a poem or a short story! For full effect you might want to add a few charatcers to that recipe  :) 

Write about love and you have the chance to win some great prizes!

The winner will be chosen by our panel of highly qualified judges (Sara knows all about literature, Nina has been in love 345 times – between the two of us we really know all there is to know on the subject!) amongst the poems and short stories that have the highest number of likes, have been read the most, added to the most favourite lists and commented the most.


The fabulous prizes:

Overall Winner:

Writer’s school wins a SMARTBoard IWB 800i
Writer wins £200 Selfridges vouchers

1st runner up:
Writer wins £100 ASOS vouchers
Writer’s school wins a SMART Document Camera

2nd runner up:
Writer wins a selection of teenage books from Random House

3rd runner up:
Writer wins cinema tickets for 2 people




How To Enter:

  1. Click on the green "Join this competition" button in the top right hand side

  2. You can now either enter one of your stories (if you have published it after the competition started) OR you can start writing a new story that you can enter into the competition
  3. If you do not have an account/are not logged in, you will be directed to a page where you can sign up or log in!



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