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Short Story Competition


We would like to invite children aged 5 - 11 to enter our short story competition. Stories must be based on one of the following:

  • The unusual visitor
  • The amazing invention
  • The hole in the wall

The competition has two age categories: age 5 - 8, and 9 - 11. 
Stories should be a maximum of 250 words, there is no minimum.
Entrants must be residents of either Hampshire or Surrey.
Entrants must be between 5 and 11 years old on the date of submission.

The winning entry in each category will be published on the Hampshire Cultural Trust and West End Centre websites and will receive prizes including an e-reader and signed copies of books by Mick and Chloe Inkpen.
There are also prizes for the runner-up entries.


Mick & Chloe Inkpen, renowned children’s authors
Angela Hicken, Literature Development Officer, Hampshire Cultural Trust
Barney Jeavons, Centre Director, West End Centre
Jennifer Upstill, Cultural Engagement Co-ordinator, West End Centre
The decision of the judges is final.

How to enter
Please download the . Completed forms and storys should be returned to:

Jennifer Upstill, West End Centre, 48 Queens Road, Aldershot, GU11 3JD via post or by email

Closing date: end of Friday 23 June 2017
Winner Announced: Friday 14 July 2017