Are you up to a writing challenge? #imagine

South Essex College has launched a creative writing challenge to encourage people to showcase their talents.

Titled ‘When the Streets Fell Empty’, the competition aims to explore the power of the written word while getting individual snapshots of life in these challenging times.

The competition is not just open to South Essex College students, but the wider community too. There are four categories of entry:

  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • 16-19
  • 19 plus

Entrants can submit a poem, a paragraph, a letter, a song, or a story.

The college wants to hear about your perception of life during this period of change and uncertainty. You could write about the impact on you, your community, food supply, the environment, how you feel or about something that has moved you.

Prizes for each category include a £100 Amazon voucher, plus the chance to showcase your work on the big screen at The Forum in Southend (later in the year). You can read the full terms of entry and submit your piece here.

Competition closes at 5pm on Friday 29 May.

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"Entrants can submit a poem, a paragraph, a letter, a song, or a story."