The Young Countryside Writer competition
Thursday, 10 January 2013
The Countryside Alliance's Young Countryside Writer competition is now closed. Thanks to everyone who took part. open, giving 12-18 year olds with a passion for the countryside a chance to write for its membership magazine. All entrants need to do is submit 300 words on what the British countryside means to them and what their favourite aspects are. Issues covered could be farming, fieldsports, local food, the changing seasons, conservation or just walking the dog – this is a wide-ranging competition.
The judging panel consists of Countryside Alliance Executive Chairman Barney White-Spunner, Shooting Times Editor Alastair Balmain, Countrymans Weekly Editor Tracey Allen and Michael Clayton, author and former Horse & Hound Editor who has written extensively for many sporting titles.
Countryside Alliance Executive Chairman Barney White-Spunner commented: “This competition offers a chance for budding young writers to gain some valuable experience and confidence. The Countryside Alliance is keen to encourage the next generation to get involved in the countryside and writing about their experiences is a vital part of that. We have an experienced judging panel, all of us passionate about reflecting our countryside through the written word. I know there are many talented young writers out there and look forward to reading their work.
• This competition is open to 12-18 year olds
• 300 words on “what the British countryside means to you” should be sent to email@example.com by Tuesday 2nd April 2013.
• Submissions may appear on the Countryside Alliance website
• The prize is the chance to write for the Countryside Alliance’s membership magazine in 2013