Budding Watford Artists and Writers Invited to Enter 'Magic' Competition
20th May 2017
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Watford Area Arts Forum and Watford Writers would like to invite you to express your interpretation on a theme of ‘Magic’ in art form or in writing.

The winner of the competitions will receive a £50 cash prize and The Harrington Trophy, 2nd prize is £30 and 3rd is £20. There is also a category for ‘Students in Full Time Education – under 25’. The winners of the literature and art competitions will receive a trophy and a voucher.

On Saturday, June 24th, at 2.30pm presentations will be made to the winners of both competitions in both categories at Watford Museum.  The prizes have been generously donated by Richard Harrington.

Art Challenge

Please submit your work with the theme ‘Magic’ and your interpretation of this, but please give your pictorial entry a title other than ‘Magic’. Do let your imagination run wild…the magic of nature and living etc.

Entries can be in any form; oils, watercolours, pen and ink, collages, photographs etc.

Please bring your entry along to Watford Museum on Wednesday 14 June, between 11am and 4pm. All entries will be on display at the Museum (during normal opening hours) from June 15 until Saturday June 24. We are delighted that Ms Georgie Wheeler. Head of Art at Watford Girls’ Grammar School will be judging the anonymous entries.

Writing Challenge

Can you come up with 500 words, they could be in the style of a factual or fictional story that you are bursting to write, with a sprinkling of magic dust? You might put a modern twist on an old fashioned story or fable or maybe a magical love story, of course there could be a sinister side to magic as well…

The judging panel will include Richard Harrington, Dorothy Thornhill, elected Mayor of Watford and Linda Spurr, BBC journalist and Creative Writing Tutor.

The deadline for entry is Friday 26 May. All entrants will be invited to Watford Writers’ meeting on the 12 June and the top ten stories will be read by the authors. The entries will be on display from 7.30pm at Cassio Lodge, Oddfellows Hall, The Avenue, Watford. The top ten entries will then be displayed at various locations including Watford Museum.

Full details for submitting your entry and full rules are available at Watford Writers or Watford Arts Forum 

Queries should be referred to:

Literature Entries Watfordwriters@gmail.com 

Art Entries ian@scleater.co.uk

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