Awards for young writers and artists

Theme for 2020 – The Spirit of Cornwall

Calling all budding children writers and artists! Create and submit your own original story, poem or picture and enter our competition to become Fowey Festival Young Writer or Young Artist of the Year 2020.  Entries from both individual children and schools are welcome.

This competition is open to all children living in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly aged 4-16 years on the final entry date of 6th March 2020.  You can do this as an individual, or through your school. Thanks to generous sponsorship, entry is free!

In Vanishing Cornwall, Daphne Du Maurier wrote that ‘the beauty and mystery still beckon’, ending with the words, ‘the challenge is still to the young.’ Our challenge to you for 2020 is to send us a short story, poem or picture that captures the spirit of Cornwall or the Isles of Scilly. Whether it’s enchanted Cornwall, the beauty of wild Cornwall, Cornwall responding to worldwide change or the mysteries of the Isles of Scilly. Whatever you would like to focus on, we would love to hear from you! Remember all work submitted must be an original and by the child entering the competition.

If you are reading this as a teacher, we do hope that your school will get involved, either for the first time or as a returning school. You are welcome to use this competition in any way you wish – in whole class work, as an enrichment activity for the more able and/or disadvantaged children, or as an individual activity at home.

Good luck!

Key dates:
Launch date: 13 January 2020
Final entry date: 6 March 2020
Shortlist published on website: 9 April 2020
Awards presentation event: 16 May 2020



Entry forms

Individual entries

Complete this form (one form per entry) and enclose it with your original poem, story or picture about ‘The Spirit of Cornwall’. Write entrant’s name and Year Group legibly on the back of each entry. Address it to Fowey Festival Awards for Young Writers and Artists. You can post it to: 28 Lankelly Lane Fowey PL23 1HN or drop it into Fowey River Gallery, 38 Fore Street, Fowey, Cornwall PL23 1AQ   on Monday to Saturday between 10am and 5pm.


Schools and multiple entries

List the pupils’ names in Year Groups on the form below. Note any special needs and help given, to inform judges. Add additional pages as needed. Write pupil’s name and Year Group legibly on the back of each entry. Send forms and original entries to: Fowey Festival Awards for Young Writers and Artists, 28 Lankelly Lane Fowey PL23 1HN or deliver them to Fowey River Gallery, 38 Fore Street, Fowey, Cornwall PL23 1AQ (Monday to Saturday between 10am and 5pm). All entries must arrive by 6th March 2020.  Entry is free.


Online entry form for individual poems and stories only, not for artwork or multiple entries. All artwork should be posted to the address above, or dropped into The Fowey River Gallery.

Fowey River Gallery, 38 Fore Street, Fowey, Cornwall PL23 1AQ
(Monday to Saturday between 10am and 5pm)
www.foweyrivergallery.co.uk

Awards for young writers and artists

  • Entry is open to young writers living in Cornwall and Isles of Scilly up to 16 years of age.
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