Writing Competition Terms and Conditions

Tarbert Book Festival Writing Competition

The competition is for a short story/researched article/reminiscence piece of up to 500 words maximum on a subject of your choice.

The deadline for entries is midnight on Sunday 23rd July 2017.

Shortlisted candidates will be notified by 31st August. The winner will be announced at the Prize Giving Ceremony at the Tarbert Book Festival during the weekend of 27th – 29th October 2016.

First prize is a week’s (Monday to Saturday) course at Moniack Mhor, to be taken during 2018/2019. The winner will be able to choose from around five options covering a good range of genres and different tutors.

In addition, all shortlisted entrants will receive an in depth critique of their work plus a weekend gold pass to the Festival.

The judge is author, editor and creative writing lecturer Dr. Anne Hamilton.

Terms and Conditions

Entry is open to anyone aged 18 or over.

Entries must be your own work and previously unpublished and not under option by any other competition at the time of sending or during the judging period.

Entries must not exceed 500 words.

Entries should have a unique title.

Each entry must be accompanied by a fee of £5. Payment to be made via the Ticketsource website. The unique title and reference number of your payment must be on every page of your entry. Note: this e-ticket is just your entry to the online writing competition, not the actual prize giving – although shortlisted entrants will receive free tickets as part of their prizes.

Entries should be emailed to tbfcompetition@tarbertbookfestival.org

Candidates may submit up to three entries per person; each entry requires a separate registration number.

Entries should be typed in a simple font (no graphics please).

Entries will be judged anonymously so please do not put any identification on your entry other than your unique title and Ticketsource reference number.

Closing date is midnight on Sunday 23rd July 2017.

Shortlisted candidates will receive a weekend gold pass to the Book Festival and it is hoped that they will be available to attend the prize-giving ceremony. (Travel and accommodation expenses are not included.)

There is no cash alternative prize.

The judge’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

The winner(s) agree to their details and their winning entries being used in promotion of the Tarbert Book Festival and associated press.