Event Notices This page will show notices of literary competitions and events run by TVWC and other local organisations such as the Berkshire Music and Arts Festival. The results, will be shown on the News page and on the relevant Library page. The entries to TVWC competitions are added to the Library (if we have them in digital form). Information regarding external competitions, brought to our notice by members, will be circulated by email.
In Memoriam Three of our events are in recognition of the contributions to the TVWC made by late members. Click on their photos to read about them.
Arthur Redway
Chris Mundy
© Thames Valley Writers’ Circle
Created with Xara Designer Pro X
Stories for this year’s competition can be themed on Halloween or Bonfire Night - or both if you can find a plausible way of doing it. Entries should be no more than 1200 words long. Entries will be read, and judged by those at the meeting, on 29 Oct and (if necessary) 5 Nov. There will be prizes for the stories placed 1st, 2nd and 3rd.
1 Oct 2019: Halloween/Bonfire Night Short Story Competition
5 Dec 2019: Arthur Redway Memorial Competition Announced The theme of the competition this year is ‘spring’. You can interpret this any way that you choose. Entries should be a short story of not more than 1500 words Send entries via the link at the bottom right-hand side of every page on our web site “website material/comments”. If this gives you problems, send your entry to Walter at webmaster@thamesvalleywriterscircle.org. All entries to arrive no later than midnight 13 Jan 2020. Note: If you can submit your entry before 13 Jan it will give everyone more time to read all the stories. The entries will be uploaded to the 2020 page in the Library, without the author’s name, so that they can be judged anonymously. Please put your name on a separate page of your entry, not on the story pages.
5 Dec 2019: Arthur Redway Memorial Competition Announced The theme of the competition this year is ‘spring’. You can interpret this any way that you choose. Entries should be a short story of not more than 1500 words Send entries via the link at the bottom right-hand side of every page on our web site “website material/comments”. If this gives you problems, send your entry to Walter at webmaster@thamesvalleywriterscircle.org. All entries to arrive no later than midnight 13 Jan 2020. Note: If you can submit your entry before 13 Jan it will give everyone more time to read all the stories. The entries will be uploaded to the 2020 page in the Library, without the author’s name, so that they can be judged anonymously. Please put your name on a separate page of your entry, not on the story pages.
You will have until 19 January 2020 to read and judge the entries. Email your results (first 3 places) to Stuart (stuartpooley2@gmail.com) by 19 Jan and he will count up your votes and calculate the winners. The results and reading of the top three stories will be at the meeting on 21 Jan 2020.

The Results

23 Feb 2020: Chris Mundy Memorial Competition

Updated Rules & Procedure

Entries should be of no more than 40 lines - there is no minimum set. Subject is open - no theme has been set. Closing date for entries is 16 Mar 2020. Send them as an attachment to an email to Walter - there is a link to his email address at the bottom right of every page on this web site. Links to all the entries will be listed on the 2020 page of the Library (email Walter if you have forgotten the password). When you have read all the entries, send your results (first 3 places) to Stuart by 22 Mar 2020 (Stuart’s email address is also on the bottom right of every page of the web site). The results and readings will be on Tue 24th March.

27 Apr 2020:

The Barbara Olive Smith Memorial Trophy.

The inaugural event in commemoration of our late founder has been announced. As our most prestigious competition, it will be judged by an external judge: Iain Pattison. Details of this year’s competition are as follows. The theme is "the wisdom of age". The word limit is 1500. Entries to be type font 12 and double spaced. Entries should not contain author identification. Authors’ details will be held by Sally. Entries to be emailed to Sally by midnight June 2nd. sally.johnson20@ntlworld.com Results and critiques will be emailed by Iain to Sally on June 26th. Sally will email the critique to each entrant, on the 27th June. Winners will be announced on 28th June. After the judging and results, entrants will be able to have their entries put on the website, together with the critique if they are happy to share it. I am sure you would agree that this will be a small but fitting tribute to Barbara and I hope her infectious enthusiasm will spur you on to enter this year's competition. Let's make it a good one. Good luck and best wishes. Les Williams
Barbara Smith
Iain’s tips

23 Feb 2020: Chris Mundy

Memorial Competition

Updated Rules & Procedure

Entries should be of no more than 40 lines - there is no minimum set. Subject is open - no theme has been set. Closing date for entries is 16 Mar 2020. Send them as an attachment to an email to Walter - there is a link to his email address at the bottom right of every page on this web site. Links to all the entries will be listed on the 2020 page of the Library (email Walter if you have forgotten the password). When you have read all the entries, send your results (first 3 places) to Stuart by 22 Mar 2020 (Stuart’s email address is also on the bottom right of every page of the web site). The results and readings will be on Tue 24th March.
Event Notices This page will show notices of literary competitions and events run by TVWC and other local organisations such as the Berkshire Music and Arts Festival. The results, will be shown on the News page and on the relevant Library page. The entries to TVWC competitions are added to the Library (if we have them in digital form). Information regarding external competitions, brought to our notice by members, will be circulated by email.
In Memoriam Three of our events are in recognition of the contributions to the TVWC made by late members. Click on their photos to read about them.
Arthur Redway
Chris Mundy
© Thames Valley Writers’ Circle
Created with Xara Designer Pro X
Stories for this year’s competition can be themed on Halloween or Bonfire Night - or both if you can find a plausible way of doing it. Entries should be no more than 1200 words long. Entries will be read, and judged by those at the meeting, on 29 Oct and (if necessary) 5 Nov. There will be prizes for the stories placed 1st, 2nd and 3rd.
1 Oct 2019: Halloween/Bonfire Night Short Story Competition
5 Dec 2019: Arthur Redway Memorial Competition Announced The theme of the competition this year is ‘spring’. You can interpret this any way that you choose. Entries should be a short story of not more than 1500 words Send entries via the link at the bottom right-hand side of every page on our web site “website material/comments”. If this gives you problems, send your entry to Walter at webmaster@thamesvalleywriterscircle.org. All entries to arrive no later than midnight 13 Jan 2020. Note: If you can submit your entry before 13 Jan it will give everyone more time to read all the stories. The entries will be uploaded to the 2020 page in the Library, without the author’s name, so that they can be judged anonymously. Please put your name on a separate page of your entry, not on the story pages.
You will have until 19 January 2020 to read and judge the entries. Email your results (first 3 places) to Stuart (stuartpooley2@gmail.com) by 19 Jan and he will count up your votes and calculate the winners. The results and reading of the top three stories will be at the meeting on 21 Jan 2020.

The Results

Barbara Smith

27 Apr 2020

The Barbara

Olive Smith

Memorial

Trophy

The inaugural event in commemoration of our late founder has been announced. As our most prestigious competition, it will be judged by an external judge: Iain Pattison. Details of this year’s competition are as follows. The theme is "the wisdom of age". The word limit is 1500. Entries to be type font 12 and double spaced. Entries should not contain author identification. Authors’ details will be held by Sally. Entries to be emailed to Sally by midnight June 2nd. sally.johnson20@ntlworld.com Results and critiques will be emailed by Iain to Sally on June 26th. Sally will email the critique to each entrant, on the 27th June. Winners will be announced on 28th June. After the judging and results, entrants will be able to have their entries put on the website, together with the critique if they are happy to share it. I am sure you would agree that this will be a small but fitting tribute to Barbara and I hope her infectious enthusiasm will spur you on to enter this year's competition. Let's make it a good one. Good luck and best wishes. Les Williams
Iain’s tips
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