Write Stuff

A writing competition for students of all ages.

The Guernsey Literary Festival WriteStuff competition sets students the challenge to write a 300 word story.

2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War so this year students have been set the challenge to imagine themselves in a position where they are touched by conflict.

This is not to write stories about being adult soldiers, fighter pilots, nurses etc. on a battlefield, but to be the age they are now, whether this is 8 years old or 18, and to show how they are touched by, and view an aspect of war.

So, imagine that you, as a child or young person, are affected by a conflict. Tell your story, in a maximum of 300 words, with power and skill to bring it to life for your readers. 

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Poems on the move

We’re thrilled to announce that award winning UK poet Daljit Nagra has been confirmed as the judge of our 2018 Guernsey International Poetry Competition, sponsored by Guernsey Post.

The competition, which has a first prize of £1000, gives you the chance to have your poems read by thousands, on the move, in the beautiful island of Guernsey. The winning poets will have the opportunity to see their work on the move, on Guernsey’s buses, and at the airport.

The Winners’ Reading will be hosted by Daljit Nagra at a special presentation event on 10 May next year, as part of the Guernsey Literary Festival.

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