The Harvey Briggs Cup for Writing 2018


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Young people age 14 and under are invited to write a story, poem or news article on the theme of ‘Time Travel’ for this year’s Harvey Briggs Cup For Writing Competition.The Harvey Briggs Cup for Writing 2018There are so many tales to tell around this topic – turning back the clock, going through a wormhole, or visiting the future to name a few.This competition was founded by a great Onchan gentleman, Harvey Briggs, in 2005. As a longstanding farming correspondent for Isle of Man newspapers and a writer himself, he wanted to encourage young people to write creatively.Onchan Library was renamed in honour of Harvey Briggs in 2015, and the library is proud to hold this competition in his memory.The competition will be judged once again by local poet and writer, Elizabeth Adams.Last year the cup was awarded to joint winners for the first time – Charlotte Babb age 12 and Megan Butler age 8 for their Roald Dahl inspired work.Children have until Saturday 14th April to fire up their imaginations and start writing.The overall winner will receive The Harvey Briggs Cup for Writing, and there will be prizes for the runners-up.Each entry must be the entrant’s own work, and please ensure that name, age and contact details are included.Please contact Librarian Pam Hand, Harvey Briggs Onchan Library Tel: 621228 or email onchan.library@onchan.org.im for more information.

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