Awards for young writers and artists

Theme for 2020 – The Spirit of Cornwall

We’re writing to invite pupils in your school to create their own original story, poem or picture and enter our competition to become the Fowey Festival Young Writer or Young Artist of the Year 2020. This year’s theme is The Spirit of Cornwall.

In Vanishing Cornwall Daphne du Maurier wrote that ‘the beauty and mystery beckon still’, ending with the words, ’the challenge is still to the young.’ Our challenge to you for 2020 is to send us a picture, poem, or short story that captures the spirit of Cornwall or the Isles of Scilly. It must be your own work, whether it’s enchanted Cornwall, the beauty of wild Cornwall, Cornwall responding to world-wide change or the mysteries of the Isles of Scilly. Whatever you want to say, we’d love to hear from you!

We do hope your school will take part again or, indeed, for the first time. This is a special competition for all children from Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly aged 4 to 16 years on the final entry date of 6 March 2020.

You are welcome to use the 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. Thanks to generous sponsorship, there is no entry fee.

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

We will send full entry details before the launch on 13 January and they will also be added to this website page. Please help us by including information in your parental newsletter and website and by supporting us in the big January launch.