Writing Competition

As with previous Festivals, a Writing Competition was held and submissions invited from adults and school children in various age categories (see below). Entrants had to choose one of three Milton quotes as their subject: “All hell broke loose”; “Every cloud has a silver lining”; “Trip on the light fantastic”. There was once again an excellent response and the judges commented on the high standard of all the entries and the enjoyment they had in reading them. The winning entries were read aloud at the closing ceremony on Sunday 18th in St Michael’s church by Robert Lindsay, once again offering sterling support to the Festival for which we are most grateful.


Prose Age 11-14

Every Cloud has a Silver Lining

Kayti Moran

Prose Age 15-18

Bright Lights

Heather Elkins

Prose Adults

Trip on the Light Fantastic

Laura Starkey

Poetry 11-14

Dance of the Northern Lights

Hannah Barnetson

Poetry Adults

Release Me From this Hell

Mary Simmons

Drama 11-14

Cover Your Tracks

Jenny Dziegiel

You can download the pieces from the website in PDF format by clicking on the title. Please note that they are copyright © the authors and should not be used without permission.