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Prose and Poetry Competition 2018

02 November 2017

Enter our annual competition and see your work entered into the Essex Record Office.

We're on the search for beautifully written, memory-packed prose and poetry. Our annual competition not only rewards the most talented writers with cash prizes, every entry we receive will be sent to the Essex Record Office to be preserved for future generations.


This year we're looking for pieces of work taking their inspiration from the titles;


  • Winning and losing
  • Memorable Essex
  • Childhood toys

The competition is open to anyone over 50 and you must live, or have lived, in Essex. Entrants may submit one piece of prose and/or poetry from each title and entries must not have been published else where of previously submitted to us.. For a full list of entry requirements, please refer to the application form below. 

Your entry must reach us by 28 February 2018. Good luck!


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