Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Malahide Library 100 year Celebration Competitions

Writing fever has hit Malahide.

Deadline: Friday 27th March.

Anonymous. Please put your name, address and phone number on a separate page.

For Adults - Short Story Competition

1500 to 3000 words
Entry is open to anyone over the age of 16 years.
Stories can be posted or dropped into Malahide Library, Malahide, Co Dublin

Copyright: Worldwide copyright of each entry remains with the author, but Fingal County Council and Malahide Library will have the unrestricted right to publish the winning stories in booklet form or as they see fit.

Winners will be notified by phone call or post by April 20th

A list of winners will be displayed on the notice board in Malahide Library from April 23rd. Prizes will be awarded at a prize giving on April 23rd

4 - 7 year olds, draw a picture of what you imagine Malahide would have looked like 100 years ago. At the bottom of your picture tell us what your picture is about in no more than 3 lines! Olwyn Whelan illustrator of The Barefoot Book of Pirates amongst many, will judge this competition. Entry forms can be picked up in the Library

Short story competition for 8 - 12 year olds. Write your story on what you think Malahide will be like 100 years in the future! Entries to be aprox 800 words in length. Joe O'Brien who wrote the Alfie stories will judge this competition:

Short story for 13 - 18 year olds. You must start with the sentence 'Clara wondered what her new life would be like as she stepped onto the platform in Malahide. She didn’t know if she was more excited or anxious. Perhaps a mixture of both....' You can set your story in the past, present or future. Entries to be aprox 800 words in length. This competition will be judged by Oisin McGann who wrote the Mad Grandad and Archisan Tales series.

No mention of the prizes though...

1 comment:

Angie Ledbetter said...

What a lovely lovely library! Thanks for visiting my blog. I'll be back.