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Writing About Home Competition Winners

November 20, 2012

We thought you might like to see some pictures of the winners of our annual writing competition, which this year had the theme of writing about home, to tie in with the Museum’s celebration of At Home with the Austens.

1st to 3rd Place Winners of the Competition in the Museum's Garden

1st to 3rd Place Winners of the Competition in the Museum’s Garden

As you may recall the competition was open to schoolchildren in years 7 to 11.  All the winning entries can be read by accessing this page here.

Years 7-9 1st to 3rd Place Winners, with Rebecca Smith who was one of the judges (rear left) and Annalie Talent, the Museum's Education Officer( rear right)

Years 7-9 1st to 3rd Place Winners, with Rebecca Smith who was one of the judges (rear left) and Annalie Talent, the Museum’s Education Officer( rear right)

The Judging Panel included Rebecca Smith, teaching fellow at Southampton University and Professor Kathryn Sutherland of Oxford University, and they were very impressed by the high standard achieved by this year’s entries.

Years 10-11 1st to 3rd Place Winners, with Rebecca Smith and Annalie Talent, as before

Years 10-11 1st to 3rd Place Winners, with Rebecca Smith and Annalie Talent, as before

You can read their comments here.

The Jane Austen Young Writers’ Competition for 2013 will be launched towards the end of this year, and, of course, we will be delighted to let you have details of it here, so please do look out for it!

The Highly Commended Group with Rebecca Smith and Annalie Talent.

The Highly Commended Group with Rebecca Smith and Annalie Talent.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. cathyallen permalink
    November 20, 2012 4:22 pm

    I am AMAZED! I decided to read one of two of the winning entries, and ended up reading them ALL; they are that good. They are also quite short (one page, large font), so they don’t take much time to read. These 11- to 16-year-olds have real talent, and I’m happy they are being encouraged to continue writing. Congratulations to all of them.

  2. November 21, 2012 1:35 pm

    I wonder where you can read them.

    • jfwakefield permalink*
      November 21, 2012 3:39 pm

      The winning entries were linked in the post, but if you go here you can read the individual entries by clicking the link next to the winner’s name.

  3. Beatrice permalink
    November 26, 2012 6:39 pm

    Both in the post and in the comment from jfwakefield, the links that claim to access the entries go to the details of the new 2013 competition. I am unable to find this year’s entries, despite making every attempt. I was however able to read the criteria for the 2012 competition and the judges’ comments on these winning entries. Now I want to read the actual entries more than ever!

    • jfwakefield permalink*
      November 28, 2012 10:22 am

      Hello Beatrice, if you go here you will find a page of the Museum’s website: all the winning entries are linked from that page. Simply scroll down about a third of the page, and the winning entries are linked next to the author’s names. For example, Stephanie Linken’s entry, Anticipation, is linked next to her name.Click on the word, Anticipation and you will be taken to a .pdf of her winning piece, OK?

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