Schools' Writing Competition 2020



Note: The process of judging the entries submitted is now underway and the winners will be informed through their schools before the end of this School Academic Year 2021. It's been a difficult year, to say the least, so well done to all those that were able to take part!







The Society holds a Schools' Writing Competition every two years.



The theme for the 2020 competition is 'Nature, environment and conservation',

with entrants to choose one of these titles:


‘The World is Waking Up’


‘The Trees are Talking’



 Age group: School Years 8 and 9


Closing date: 26 June 2020





To the school of the winning entrant £500


To the winner – £100


To the two runners-up  £50 each






Details about and guidelines for the Writing Task are here, as a PDF for you to download/print.



Sources: examples of the writings of Henry Williamson and a poem by Gerard Manley Hopkins that may provide inspiration, together with links to a YouTube film featuring Chris Packham and a programme in the BBC Winter Watch series, are here, as a PDF for you to download/print.



The Rules of the Competition are here, as a PDF for you to download/print.




Enquiries and competition entries to: (entries by post only)


The Henry Williamson Society

c/o Louise McGlone

5 Framfield Place

Hammonds Green



TN22 5QH



Or email enquiries to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



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