The National Memory Day Creative Writing Competition is now closed! Thank you to all those who entered and watch out for the announcement of the winners on National Memory Day, Thursday May 18th 2017.
The Competition received over 1,300 entries from across the UK, Ireland, Europe, USA, China, Japan and Australia.
This year’s competition invited entries from people of any age, writing in English to share their poems and short stories with us that evoked the theme of MEMORIES.
The categories for entry are:
– Best Poem Award – Prize £4000
– Best Short Story Award – Prize £4000
– Plymouth University Best Young Writer aged 15 -18 Award – Prize £2000
– Best Primary Carer Voice Award – Prize £2000
All funds raised by the Creative Writing Competition will go towards supporting the National Memory Day project, including placing Poets-in-Residence in Memory Cafes around the UK to work with people living with memory loss. This project is delivered in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Society, Plymouth University and the Poetry Archive.