Chloe Sebire, Sam Brown and Lizzie Kennedy were the class winners in the 2019 Guernsey Literary Festival’s Write Stuff writing competition for local school pupils, a competition which attracted a record 700 entries from 21 schools.
Young writers were asked to create a special place from their imagination for this year’s competition, which was open to pupils of all ages in the Bailiwick of Guernsey. The title for this year’s 300-word competition was ‘Imaginary Worlds’.
Head judge for the competition was historian, explorer and best-selling author Huw Lewis-Jones, and the three other judges were award-winning authors Kiran Millwood Hargrave, Ross Collins and Piers Torday. Filter judges were Tony Booth and Rachel Wyatt. The competition was sponsored by Julius Baer.
All entries can be viewed through the website: www.writestuff.gg
Poems on the move
A number of winners from the 2019 Guernsey International Poetry Competition, organised as part of the Guernsey Literary Festival, were in the island for a special presentation and reading of their work during the Festival.
A poem by Sharon Black, who lives in France, scooped the £1,000 first prize in the open section. Judy Hantle from Jersey won 1st place in the Channel Islands' category and E Wen Wong from New Zeland took 1st place in the Young People's category.
All the winners in the competition will have their poems displayed as part of Poems on the Move on some Guernsey buses, at the airport, and in Aurigny aircraft. Thank you to Guernsey Post for sponsoring the competition.
For more information, go to www.poemsonthemove.com