Flight of Fantasy – The Elmbridge literary competition 2015

book2015 sees the anniversaries of some of the most famous works of literary fantasy: the 150th anniversary of “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”, the 60th of “The Lord of the Rings” and the 20th of “the Northern Lights”.

To mark these momentous anniversaries, the 2015 Elmbridge Literary Festival is asking writers and poets of all ages to enter its literary.

For this year’s literary competition, judges are looking for entries that unveil your imagination and take our judges into a different world created by you. Where, as many writers have shown, it is not always a world of dungeons and dragons, or wizards and elves; but one where a slight tweak at the edges of ‘ordinary life’ can introduce something quite extraordinary. They will be looking for original ideas, strong descriptions and exciting plot-lines.


Ages 5-7 Little Rhymes and Stories

Ages 8-10/11 (Junior School) Poems and Stories

Ages 11-13 Poems and Stories

Ages 14-18 Poems and Stories

Ages 19 plus Poems and Stories

The competition closes on 26 October. Entries will be judged by a panel of local authors, the Director of the RC Sherriff Trust and Elmbridge’s Arts Development Officer. Public Readings and Prize giving: Saturday, 28th November at the Riverhouse Arts Centre, Walton at 2:30pm for 5-13 years and 7:00pm 14+years.

For full terms and conditions and entry details for the literary competition, visit www.elmbridge.gov.uk/culture, email arts@elmbridge.gov.uk or call 01372 474584; or visit www.rcsherrifftrust.org.uk, email arts@rcsherrifftrust.org.uk or phone 01932 229996.

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