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Betty Haigh Shakespeare Prize Competition winner announced

Betty Haigh Shakespeare Prize Competition winner announced

Posted by hl11 at Jan 06, 2015 10:55 AM |

Emma Cavell of St Paul's Girls' School, London, has been awarded the 2014 prize for her essay on Venus and Adonis and The Rape of Lucrece. Emma received a copy of Catherine M.S. Alexander's The Treasures of William Shakespeare: The Life, the Works, the Performances, generously donated by the Royal Shakespeare Company and Carlton Books, and her winning essay will appear in the Association's Newsletter.

John Maier of King's College School, Wimbledon, was Highly Commended for an excellent essay on Hamlet.

Charles Dickens Primary Award winners announced

Charles Dickens Primary Award winners announced

Posted by hl11 at Dec 15, 2014 09:35 AM |

This prestigious award is given to schools where children have been encouraged to enjoy Dickens’ work through a project which links regular English work with other areas of the curriculum.

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BBC Launches Young Writers' Award

BBC Launches Young Writers' Award

Posted by hl11 at Dec 12, 2014 08:25 AM |

The BBC is launching a new Young Writers' Award to celebrate ten years of its National Short Story Award.

The contest, open to young people in the UK aged 14 to 18, is aiming to inspire and encourage the next generation of writers.

Both competitions have opened for entries and close on 25 February 2015.

Last year's National Short Story Award was won by We Need to Talk About Kevin author Lionel Shriver, who beat writers including Zadie Smith.

The competition promoting contemporary British short fiction has attracted entries from Naomi Alderman, Sarah Hall, Jon McGregor, Rose Tremain and William Trevor over the years.

Entrants to the Young Writers Award - also run in collaboration with reading charity Booktrust - must be British or currently live in the UK and they can submit stories of up to 1,000 words on any topic.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-30400624

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