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Write It 2017

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Calling all keen writers, 18 and under. In partnership with Pink Lady® we’re looking for young wordsmiths to take part in this fabulous, food-based writing competition. 

All you’ll need to do is whip up your best 250, 500 or 750 words (depending on your age) on 'The Perfect Food Partnership’, and upload them right here. Check out the judges, the prizes and all the details below.

The competition opens on Friday 3 February 2017 and closes on Sunday 30 April 2017. Winners will be notified by the end of June. Good luck!

 

Prizes

10 and under

up to 250 words

As our 10 and under winner, you’ll win:

  • Your article featured on gfw.co.uk and pinkladyapples.co.uk
  • You will be featured in The Week Junior
  • A true writer’s experience with a trip to The Week Junior’s offices in London
  • A year’s subscription to The Week Junior for your school
  • Tasty Pink Lady® apples for your school
  • A stash of food books for you
  • And, of course, a certificate


Plus, two highly commended writers will win themselves a Pink Lady® goody bag and a £25 book token each

 

11–14 years old

up to 500 words

As our 11–14 winner, you’ll win:

  • Your article featured on gfw.co.uk and pinkladyapples.co.uk
  • You will be featured in The Week Junior
  • A true writer’s experience with a trip to The Week Junior’s offices in London
  • A year’s subscription to The Week Junior for your school
  • Tasty Pink Lady® apples for your school
  • A stash of cookery books for you
  • And, of course, a certificate

Plus, two highly commended writers will win themselves a Pink Lady® goody bag and a £25 book token each

 

15–18 years old

up to 750 words

As our 15–18 winner, you’ll win:

Plus, two highly commended writers will win themselves a Pink Lady® goody bag and a £25 book token each

 

Our Judges

The Guild of Food Writers have put together a panel of judges who will select the perfect winner for each category. Click on our judges to find out more about them and get inspiration from their foodie lives!

Photograph of Diana Henry
Diana Henry


Photograph of Felicity Cloake
Felicity Cloake


Photograph of Jo Ingleby
Jo Ingleby


Photograph of Karen Barnes
Karen Barnes


Photograph of Xanthe Clay
Xanthe Clay


Photograph of Stefan Gates
Stefan Gates

 

Tips from Felicity Cloake

1. Write about what you know and love (or hate!) – you’ll always write better about subjects you care about. And remember, good food writing doesn’t have to just be about the food: think about the people who made it, or the place where you ate it.

2. If you're stuck for the perfect beginning, just start writing, even if you end up deleting it later – sometimes it’s the best way to get your creative juices flowing!

3. Describe what you see (or feel, or taste, or smell) rather than what everyone else says they see – chocolate cake is always described as dark, or fudgy: it’s much more interesting for the reader to know it reminds you of damp earth in the garden after a rain shower, or that it tastes so different to a Milkybar that it’s like they’re made from completely different things (and why is that?)

4. Don’t be afraid to play with words: some of the most successful writers break lots of the rules they were taught in school!

5. Once you’ve finished writing, you haven’t quite finished (sorry!) – take a break, go and do something else, then go back to your work and read it again with fresh eyes to see if you want to make any changes. This is one of the most important bits of the process, and I promise, it always makes things even better! 

 

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