In addition to these fabulous prizes, The Gazette is offering to publish the top three winning stories in the Gazette. The winners will also be given a VIP tour of their Newsroom and the brilliant opportunity to sit in a Newsroom Conference where editorial decisions are made. The deadline to submit your entry is noon on December 31, 2017.
Full details and competition rules are on the following below for you to download and circulate to your friends, staff, parents and pupils or you can see them at http:/Essex100.com or on the flyers which we will be circulating.
If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to contact Sally Anderson-Wai at Write Wai PR & Copywriting Services on Sally@writewai.com or 07956 977 994 or Andrew Summers email@example.com or 01702 557828.
Very many thanks for your support and we look forward to reading your pupil’s entries.
Sally Anderson-Wai Andrew Summers
WRITE WAI PR ESSEX HUNDRED PUBLICATIONS
& COPYWRITING SERVICES
The information below, including the rules, has been sent to schools. If you would like a poster to erect at your educational establishment, get in touch.
WRITE WAI PR & COPYWRITING SERVICES AND ESSEX HUNDRED PUBLICATIONS
WRITING COMPETITION 2017, in conjunction with THE COLCHESTER GAZETTE, COLCHESTER CASTLE AND WIVENHOE BOOKSHOP
Are you aged 11 – 18 years and live in Essex? Do you enjoy writing and are interested in local history? Why not have a go at winning a super digital camera for yourself and £100 worth of books for your School by entering our competition? Second prize is a year’s pass for Colchester Castle for two people (plus a guided tour and a guide book) and the third prize winner will receive a book token for £50 to spend at Wivenhoe Bookshop.
For our 4th annual Writing Competition, WRITE WAI PR & COPYWRITING SERVICES has joined forces with ESSEX HUNDRED PUBLICATIONS to come up with a really interesting project to hone your writing skills. Our competition is being sponsored by the Colchester Gazette, Colchester Castle and Wivenhoe Bookshop. Winning students will also be given a tour of the Gazette’s Newsroom, they will also have the amazing opportunity to join a Newsroom Conference where the editorial decisions are made and all three winning articles will be published in the Gazette, subject to the Editor’s final approval.
History is who we are and the local area is full fascinating stories. We want you to write a feature or news story, factual or fictional, about a local history subject or perhaps you may want to investigate a local historical myth and present your own conclusions. The judges will rate stories based on the originality of the entry, the quality of the research and standard of English.
Write your article just as if you were writing it for The Gazette, about something that has inspired or amazed you or is newsworthy locally. Local history has a very broad reach and your passion for it must shine through in your writing. The article should be between 300 and 400 words long; it ought to contain quotations from relevant people, facts and figures if applicable and it can contain a photograph relevant to the subject matter. You must also include a short piece (100 words maximum) explaining why you chose your subject matter, how you researched the subject and drew your conclusions.
Your entry will be judged on 3 elements:
The article itself and the way it inspires the Judges.
How well you explain the way you did your research.
The quality and relevance of the additional material e.g. photo, facts, figures and quotations.
Award-winning copywriter and journalist, Sally Anderson-Wai founder of WRITE WAI PR & COPYWRITING SERVICES and Andrew Summers, Managing Editor and contributing author to ESSEX HUNDRED PUBLICATIONS will be judging the entries. Sally has over 30 years experience working for local, national and international media (including the BBC) and marketing firms. For 10 years Andrew printed books, before moving on to selling books both here in the UK and internationally. Now he writes and publishes books.
The winning entries will be featured on WRITE WAI’s website and blog: www.writewai.com and
http://sallyandersonwaidotcom2.wordpress.com and www.essex100.com
Entries should be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org in word format with a header 2017 Writing Competition Entry. The closing date is midday December 31st, 2017. There will be a first, second and third place winners and winners will be notified shortly after the closing date. All entries will be acknowledged by return e-mail.
Please include your full name, age and the name of the school that you attend. You will also need to confirm that you have your parent/guardian’s permission to enter the competition, be photographed for publicity shots and named in any publicity material.
WRITE WAI PR & COPYWRITING SERVICES (WW) and ESSEX HUNDRED PUBLICATIONS (EHP)
History Writing Competition 2017 in conjunction with the Colchester Gazette, Colchester Castle and Wivenhoe Bookshop
All entries must be received no later than 12 noon GMT December 31st, 2017; however, WW and EHP reserve the right to change this should it be deemed necessary.
Entrants must have been aged between 11 and 18 years of age (inclusive) on 1st September 2017.
Only one entry per person will be counted. All other entries will be made void after the first.
The judge’s decision will be final. Winners must attend the prizegiving presentation to receive their prizes.
1st prize is a Digital Camera (from WW and EHP) and the winner’s school will receive £100 worth of selected books (courtesy of Essex Hundred Publications), 2nd prize is an annual pass from Colchester Castle for two people (including a guided tour of the castle and a guide book), 3rd prize will be awarded a book token for £50 for them to use at Wivenhoe Bookshop, another of our sponsors.
Prizes must be taken as stated and no cash alternatives will be offered.
The winners will be notified by email shortly after the deadline and invited to a prize-giving event in January or February at the Gazette Office.
The winning entries will be published in the Write Wai’s and EHP’s e-Newsletter and websites. A press release will be issued giving the winners names and schools.
The winner will be invited to attend a prize-giving event at which photographs will be taken for publicity purposes.
Entries or part entries may be used by the competition organisers in social media or campaigns to promote the competition. Students full names will not be used only first names (unless agreed by parents/guardians) and school attended.
The winners details shall not be passed on to any third parties.
No one related to, or connected with, anyone working at The Colchester Gazette, Colchester Castle, Wivenhoe Bookshop, Write Wai or EHP is permitted to enter this competition.