The City, Town or Village Writing Competition closed on April 30th, 2015. Almost 200 entries were received, most of which were of publishable standard.
Our new Off the Beaten Track writing competition is open for entries.
The competition Terms and Conditions indicated that: The winning entry will be the one that is judged to most effectively persuade readers of the Senior Travel Expert website that this is somewhere they really want to visit!
Most of the entries were factual, some were partly or wholly fictional (including one of the Joint Winners). A few entries were poems (including one of the Runners-up).
The high standard of entries meant that judging was very difficult. In the end the judging panel chose two entries, very different in style and content, as Joint Winners, with each entrant receiving half of the £100 competition prize. The ten Runners-up each receive a £10 firstwriter.com subscription voucher. These entries will be published on the STE website over the next few weeks, starting with the winning entries.
The Joint Winners
- A Village That Has It All: Castlecroft by Carolyn Ward
- A Short Break in the City of York by Kay Ellis
- Benalmadena, Costa del Sol – A Poem by Fred McIlmoyle
- Darjeeling and the Best Exotic Dekeling Hotel by Sarah Owens
- Eu – An Historic Town of Paradox by Carolann Martys
- Grasmere – Much More Than Golden Daffodils by Hilary Middleton
- Nantwich – Don’t Pass the Salt by Jennifer Guilliard
- Obergurgl! Celebrating Forty Years of Matrimony by Margaret Hume
- Old Quebec City in Winter by Karen O. Zimmermann
- Riebeek Kasteel, Western Cape, South Africa by Janet Traill
- Welcome to Sarajevo… by Anna O’Callaghan
- Warrenpoint – From Narnia to the Game of Thrones by Marion Clarke
- Haworth – In Search of the Brontës by Ann Rhodes
Please see Comments posted about the competition winners and runners-up.
Posted 19th May 2015 by Steve Hanson on behalf of the Judging Panel