Short story competition for adults – Opens December 6th, 2021

2022 Competition – ‘Spring Picture


As part of the 2022 festival, we will again be holding a short story competition. For 2022 the title chosen is ‘Spring Picture‘, this was the title of one of du Maurier’s lesser-known novels, published in 1944. Hopefully, this title will inspire all you budding authors to write with a sense of optimism after the difficult period which forced us to cancel the 2020 and 2021 Festivals (but not the short story competitions). Entries must be no more than 1500 words and must include the title but its interpretation is entirely up to you! 

The competition is open to all those over 16 years of age, by the opening day of the Festival, May 6th, 2022. Entry costs £10. There will be a first prize of £200 and a second prize of £100. The competition will open to entries on December 6th, 2021 and close on March 6th, 2022. Judging will then take place to enable the winners to be announced in time for an award ceremony at the 2022 Festival.

Entry Form and Competition Rules