Still time to enter the Hall Caine Prize for Creative Writing

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The Department of Education and Children is once again holding its annual creative writing competition dedicated to the famous Manx novelist Sir Thomas Henry Hall Caine. The closing date for this year's prize is Friday 22nd January 2016. Entries can be submitted through the post or via online submission.

This year, applicants are asked to produce a piece of creative writing based around the theme of echoes. Apart from poetry and plays all forms of creative writing will be accepted. Judges will be rewarding strong characterisation, good narrative flow and most of all, imaginative story-telling.

Entrants will be split into four categories based on education level; Primary, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5/IoM College. The word counts and prizes for each category are shown below.

Primary: Write up to 500 words. Prizes of £100, £75 & £50
Key Stage 3: Write up to 1000 words. Prizes of £150, £100 & £50
Key Stage 4: Write up to 1500 words. Prizes of £175, £125 & £75
Key Stage 5/IoM College: Write up to 200 words. Prizes of £200, £150 & £100

In addition to these prizes, there will also be up to ten £25 cash prizes in each category for those whose work is highly commended.

Entry forms available to download here.

For full rules of the competition or to enter online, visit

Postal entries to be addressed to:

Hall Caine Prize for Creative Writing
Department of Education and children
Hamilton House
Peel Road

For further information contact: or 01624 694596.

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The Department of Education, Sport and Culture
Rheynn Ynsee, Spoyrt as Cultoor
Isle of Man Government
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Isle of man Government