Creative Writing Challenge 2020

“When the streets fell empty”

We are living through a time that most of us have never experienced before. South Essex College is launching this writing challenge to showcase your writing skills, exercise your creativity and get individual snapshots of life in these challenging times.

The power of the written word is immense. It can be used to capture emotions, document points in history or you can write for your own fun and amusement. We hope this writing challenge will engage the minds of both our students and the wider community.

There are four categories of entry:

  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • 16-19
  • 19 plus

You can enter a poem, a paragraph, a letter, a song or a story.

We want to hear about your perception of life during this period of change and uncertainty. You could write about the impact on you, your community, food supply, the environment, how you feel or about something that has moved you. We’ve got some great judges including local authors Hollie Hughes and Greg Fidgeon.

 Entries close on 29 May at 5pm

Prizes for each category include a £100 Amazon voucher, plus the chance to showcase your work on the big screen at The Forum in Southend (later in the year) and in local papers.

 Important: please ensure you read the terms and conditions

Entry form