Closed for 2020. Calling all budding children writers and artists! Create and submit your own 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.