Competitions

Evesham Festival of Words Christmas Quiz 2022

Many congratulations to Adele Webb, the winner of our Christmas Quiz 2022. Thanks also to everyone who entered – and for the lovely comments received from so many of you. We enjoyed composing the quiz and are delighted that you had fun taking part.

 

The Evesham Festival of Words 2023 Short Story Competition.

With cash prizes of £200, £100 and £75 (1st, 2nd and 3rd), entries are invited on any subject or genre from all adult (over the age of 16) published or unpublished writers. The Competition opened to entries on 1st November 2022.  Closing date for submission is 5pm (UK time) on Friday 10th March 2023.

Early bird incentive! Entries received before midnight on 31st January 2023 will be entered into a draw for a chance to win an early bird £20 book token, so don’t delay!

Click on the link for full competition rules EveshamFoW Short Story Competition 2023.






…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 2022: ‘How Well Do You Know the Royal Family?’

Our Evesham Festival of Words Jubilee quiz has now closed.  Many thanks to all who entered and congratulations to our winner, Gillian Sharp.

The winners of our Evesham Festival of Words ‘First Line’ Competition 2022!

We are delighted to announce the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winning entries of our inaugural ‘First Line Competition’. Congratulations to our winners and many thanks to all who entered. Click on the links below to read the winning entries:

EFW-1st-Place-First-Line-CompetitionLinda Hibbin

EFW-2nd-Place-First-Line-Competition: Alyson Hilbourne

EFW-3rd-Place-First-Line-Competition: Val Ormrod

In addition, the following entrants were successful in making the shortlist: Sarah Barnett, Michelle Christophorou, Lucy Elliott, Derek Gutteridge, John Holmes, Christopher Richardson, Fiona Ritchie Walker, Julia Thorley and Marilyn Timms. Congratulations to you all.

Evesham Festival of Words Short Story Competition 2022! 

The 2022 Short Story Competition is now completed.  We received 133 entries, including a good number from overseas. 
The winner, 2nd and 3rd are announced below, as well as the long- and short-listed entries.

Click on the links to read these winning stories.

2022 Winner, shortlist and longlist:

Winner, 2nd and 3rd – see below:

 

Shortlist:

Abigail Williams      The Flower Man (1st place)

Fran Hill                      The Burial (2nd place)

Jane Arthur                The Man in the Tent (3rd place)

Dianne Bown-Wilson    Hangry

Maureen Cullen              The Thin Place

Rod Francisco                The Mouse

Richard Hooton             Hunger

Liz Meyer                        Shall We Dance?                  

Sherri Turner                Kneelers

Sandy Vaughan            The Sea Gate

Longlist:

Alison Allen            New Beginnings

Christine Griffin    An English November          

Chris Marcotte      Rosemary for Remembrance

Josie Turner            Wings

Christine Venzion     The Beauty

Judge’s Statement

Our two readers, Jan Dawson and Gillian Proops, had great fun and a great challenge deciding on a longlist of 15.  Our judge, Simon Whaley, enjoyed his task too.  Click on the Judges Report 28.3.22 to see what he had to say about his task as judge and about the top 3 stories.  

Secured By miniOrange