Writing Competition 2021

The Hengistbury Head Writing Competition is in its 7th year in 2021  -  find out everything you need to know about how to enter.

This year's Hengistbury Head Writing Competition has the theme of 'touching the wild'. The organisers of the competition, Hengistbury Writers Group, are looking for poems and short stories with 'touching the wild' as the theme  -  your inspiration could be from nature, the landscape, the weather, or all three. 

Entries are welcome from writers of all ages, and from complete beginners to more experienced writers. Although it is a competition, the emphasis is very much on getting people to take part, and to have a go at being creative by writing poetry, stories or prose. All entries will be judged anonymously by members of the Hengistbury Writers. 

For more information about the competition, you can email hengistbury.head@bcpcouncil.gov.uk 

Alternatively, you can view/download the information from the links below. We look forward to receiving your entries by the closing date of 31st August, 2021.

Competition Rules

Entry form


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