The Leeds Writers Circle runs three competitions a year. The competitions are open to all paid-up members of the circle, and are free to enter.
The current competition is for poetry, limited to one entry per member. The deadline for entries is March 4th. The competition will be judged by the prize-winning poet, Angela Topping. The adjudication evening will be on Monday, April 29th. This is when results will be announced and members can also receive feedback from Angela on the submitted poems. All are welcome. Full details of the competition can be downloaded here.
The Annavation Award (named after veteran member Anna Sutcliffe) is presented at the discretion of the judge to one entry which, while not necessarily being a first/second/third prizewinner, shows originality and/or innovation in writing style, content, presentation or any other facet deemed pertinent by the judge.
SHORT STORY (judged by Martyn Bedford)
Back row, left to right: Graeme Hall, David Cundall (with winner’s trophy), Judge Martyn Bedford, Jason; Front: Sue Ryder (with Annavation trophy) and Linda Fulton. (With apologies to David from the photographer for inadvertently hiding his fine features from view!)
ANYTHING GOES (judged by Andy Humphrey)
Judge Andy Humphrey (centre) with winner Sunyi Dean and third placed Peter Richardson
POETRY (judged by Sarah Corbett)
MONOLOGUE (judged by Paul Ratcliffe)
SHORT STORY (judged by Linda Lee Welch)
Winner Peter Richardson pictured above with our excellent judge, Linda Lee Welch.
Winners from left to right: Andrew Lambeth (Highly Commended), Linda Fulton (Second), Ian Harker (Third plus the Annavation award) and Peter Richardson (First).
SPECULATIVE FICTION (judged by Justina Robson)