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Internal Writing Competition  
The optional theme for the 2020 prose and poetry competition is 'The first time I ……..'
Have you a memorable first time? e.g. first day I went to school, started work, first writers meeting or first kiss.
Nick Cook our judge for this competition wants you to bring that first time to life for readers so they can experience that first time, be taken back to the time it happened. Prizes go to the most vivid realisation.
Prose 1500 words max, poetry 30 lines max. Closing date Friday 6 March 2020  £3 each entry
Contact Rania Aidley for more information or download the entry form using the link above. 
The optional theme for the 2019 prose and poetry competition was 'Subversion' - Harpenden Writers members can read the 2019 winner's entries here.
Poetry winners: 
1st - Carpe Diem by Viv McManus
2nd - School of Thought by Ivor Canning
Prose winners: 
1st - Me and Bullseye by Joyce Bunting
2nd - Delivered by Richard Webbe 
The judge for this year's competition was the recognised Poet John Mole, he commented "I have greatly enjoyed reading the entries for this competition and been impressed by their range - from those that looked directly at the theme of subversion, approaching it with considerable insight and in several cases with an enjoyable mischievous sense of humour, to those that (subversively?) decided to go their own way regardless of the theme. Overall an impressively high standard which clearly demonstrates the diverse talents of Harpenden Writers".