Continuing with the tradition started at the library’s 40th Anniversary celebrations last May, we are holding another writing competition. Anyone from the Coromandel Ward can participate. Library members and non-members, and contributions are welcome from all ages. There will be a prize for each of the categories
The categories are:
Juniors (3yrs to 8yrs):
Your story on “My favourite thing to do in Coromandel is….”, with a drawing if you wish. A story of 10 words or more with your own drawing based on the story
Intermediate (9yrs to 13yrs):
Your story on “My best Lockdown experience was…”
Young Adults (14yrs to 18yrs): A story of 50 words or more, max 500 words on “What I think Coromandel will be like in 2035”
Adults – A short story, say 500 words or more, maximum 1,000 words. Open topic.
A Poem – one entry per person, as per each of the age groups above
The topic is – A slice of Coromandel Life
Only one entry per person per category.
No entries will be returned so please keep a copy for yourself if you wish.
Entries can be hand written (but keep it as legible as possible) or typed. Each page should be numbered, and if a paper copy is submitted, held together with a paper clip.
Stories can not be altered once entered.
Any plagiarised work will be disqualified.
All stories will be considered anonymously by a panel of readers.
Their decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
The members of the organising committee and the panel of readers are not eligible to enter the competition.
There will be a first prize and a merit prize for each category.
The results will be announced at celebrations on Saturday, 14 May 2022.
The winning entries will be on display at the Library.