Short Story Competition 2022



Short Story Competition 2022

We are excited to announce that our annual writing prize is back and thrilled

that the broadcaster, journalist, author, and television presenter

Jeremy Paxman has generously agreed to be our judge.



This years competition is open to all students up to current yr13.

All you have to do is write a short story of no more than 1000 words on

‘A Random Act of Kindness’

It can be in any setting and genre – just make sure that it’s your best! The

judges, presided over by Jeremy Paxman, will personally choose one winner

from up to yr 11, and one from yrs 12 & 13, plus 2 runners up.

They will be looking for the following:

• No more than 1000 words

• Any genre and setting

• An entertaining, enjoyable narrative

• Believable characters

Winners receive £100 plus 10 Connell Guides

2 Runners up receive 10 Connell Guides each

Entries close: 9th May

Winners announced: 23rd May


 Email entries to :-

Don’t forget to include your name, school name, age, school year and email address!


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