Touching the Tide launches writing competition

Help us celebrate Orfordness Lighthouse

The Orfordness Lighthouse was switched off in June 2013, and this iconic building is now threatened by erosion. To celebrate our lighthouse, a unique writing competition for fiction and non-fiction has been launched, supported by Touching the Tide.

Competition organiser, Liz Ferretti explains; ‘For this competition, we want you to find inspiration in the Orfordness Lighthouse and the Suffolk Coast, but what you write after that is up to you.  A fiction category entry could be a short story or an extract from a longer work, and be in any genre – crime, literary, adventure, sci-fi... The non-fiction category could be a contemporary journalistic piece, or it could focus on history, geography and coastal processes, people, the writer’s own thoughts…’

The competition is divided into two categories: fiction and non-fiction, and three age groups: 12 and under (up to 500 words); 13–18 (up to 1000 words); Adult (up to 1500 words). There is no minimum word count but please do not submit anything over the limit. The closing date for the competition is 31st May 2014.

There are some fantastic prizes to be won, including brunch for two on the Lady Florence river restaurant and book tokens. The winning entries will be published in the EADT’s Suffolk Magazine.

Full competition rules can be downloaded below.  Please submit entries by email if possible.  Alternatively please post it to: Bill Jenman, Suffolk Coast & Heaths AONB, Dock Lane, Melton, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 1PE. Please mark all communications “Orfordness Lighthouse Writing Competition”.

Competition rules

By Helen Taylor on January 10th, 2014

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