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Original Writing and Illustration Awards

Original Writing and Illustration Award posterOur Original Writing and Illustration Awards celebrate the creativity of both Huish students and Year 9-11 pupils from the local area. You are invited to explore a set theme to create either an original piece of writing or poster design.

The awards are made up of four competitions; The Brunner Cup (Years 9-11), The Ross Paterson Award (Huish) and the two Lucas Cups (Huish and Year 9-11).

This year (Autumn 2020) the chosen theme is ‘Lockdown‘.

 

The deadline for all entries is Friday 16th October 2020.

The winners will be announced in November and we will invite participants in for a group photograph and cup presentation. Every student who enters will receive a certificate.

If you have any queries please email: creativewriting@richuish.ac.uk.

Richard Huish College students

  • You can enter The Ross Paterson Creative Writing Competition or The Lucas Cup
  • Please email entries to creativewriting@richuish.ac.uk or submit your artwork to Reception marked for Mel Winsbrow.
  • Entries to the Ross Paterson Creative Writing Competition must be word processed (word limit is approximately 1,500 words).
  • Please clearly include your name and Richard Huish College on your entry so it can be easily identified.

Secondary School students (Year 9-11)

The Lucas Cup and The Brunner Cup are both open to Years 9 to 11. Due to the high number of schools who enter these annual awards we request schools co-ordinate their entries and submit their top five. Please advise your Art or English department if you wish to enter.

  • Schools can submit five entries for each award.
  • Brunner Cup entries should be emailed to creativewriting@richuish.ac.uk – entries must be word processed (word limit is approximately 1,500 words).
  • Artwork for the Lucas Cup may be submitted to Mel Winsbrow, Richard Huish College, South Road, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 3DZ.
  • All entries must include the name, year group and school of the student.

Brunner Cup Entrants 20192020 marks the 25th anniversary of the Brunner Creative Writing Prize. It was set up with money left by writer John Brunner, a good friend of Huish’s most illustrious former pupil, science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke.

The competition is open to Year 9-11 and you are invited to write an imaginative piece based on the title Lockdown.

The format may be short story, dramatic monologue, play script or poem (though very short poems e.g. less than 20 lines will be self-penalising.)

  • The word limit is approximately 1,500 words
  • Entries must be word-processed and please ensure your full name, year group and school are included on your entry. Please submit entries to your school.
  • The judges are looking for lively, imaginative, personal interpretations and we have, this year, issued guidance for entrants which all writers should read.

 

Ross Paterson

Ross Paterson

The Ross Paterson Creative Writing Award for Huish students was set up in 2016 by Helen Evans in memory of her nephew, Ross Paterson, a former Huish student with a flair for creative writing. She and her friend Charlotte Pitman have established the charity ‘Get Home Safe’ after Ross’ life was ended while walking home from a night out.

This competition is open to Huish students only and you are invited to write an imaginative piece based on the title Lockdown.

The format may be short story, dramatic monologue, play script or poem (though very short poems e.g. less than 20 lines will be self-penalising.)

  • The word limit is approximately 1,500 words
  • Entries must be word-processed and please ensure your full name is included on your entry.
  • The judges are looking for lively, imaginative, personal interpretations and we have, this year, issued guidance for entrants which all writers should read.

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Get Home Safe team

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Introduced 11 years ago, the Lucas Cup for Artistic Writing features writing with accompanying illustration on a set theme. The competition is made up of two categories, one competition for Huish students and one open to Year 9-11 pupils.

All entrants are invited to design a poster using the title Lockdown.

  • Illustrations may be hand-drawn or digital
  • The poster must be produced on A3 sized paper.
  • The title must highlight a Lockdown-related statement, figure or fact.

Below are entries from last year’s competition on the theme Climate Change.