With less than three weeks to go until the deadline for the Hall Caine Prize, students are being asked to submit their work before it's too late.
The Hall Caine Prize for Creative Writing deadline approaches with submissions being accepted no later than Friday 22nd January 2016. Submissions must be accompanied by an entry form and the entries themselves must not carry any identifying marker such as the author's name or school.
The Hall Caine Prize, ran by the Department of Education and Children, is a creative writing competition aimed at students aged 21 and under in full time education on the island. The competition is sponsored by Gloria Rukeyser, the great granddaughter of Sir Thomas Henry Hall Caine, the renowned novelist that the competition is named after.
The Prize is split into four different categories; primary, key stage 3, key stage 4 and Key Stage 5/IOM College. Judges will reward entries for strong characterisation, good narrative flow and, most importantly, imaginative story-telling. The top three entries in each category will each receive a prize as well as up to ten further prizes for highly commendable work in each category.
Winners will be notified in spring 2016 and invited to a presentation ceremony.
For more information contact Jo Overty or Jan Cowan on the details provided below.
Jo Overty (Chairman of the Judges)
+44 1624 686080
+44 1624 694596
Alternatively, more information about the competition can be found here.