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In Memoriam

Our three main events are in recognition of the contributions to the TVWC made by late members. Read more about them in the Library. Below are the rules of these competitions, which may change in detail each year. They will be set at the same time each year, or as close as circumstances permit.

15 Dec 2021: Arthur Redway Memorial Competition

Details for the 2022 event are as follows. Stories should be no longer than 1500 words and may be on any theme. Stories must include all the following words: camera, solitude, psychic, overwhelmed, tribute. Email your stories to reach Walter by midnight, 25 Jan 2022. The stories (anonymised) will uploaded to the Library 2022 page for you to read and judge. Email your judging votes (first three places) to Stuart by midnight, 13 Feb 2022. Winners will be announced on Tuesday, 15th Feb 2022 with readings by the winners. The trophy will be awarded on that evening if we have returned to hall meetings.

2 Mar 2022: Chris Mundy Memorial Poetry Competition

Entries can be on any topic or theme. Poems are to be no more than 40 lines. Entries are to be sent to Walter by the end of Tuesday, 22nd March. They will be uploaded (anonymised) on the website, Library 2022 page. Your judging results (first three places) to be sent to Stuart by midday Monday, 28th March. Results and readings by the winners will be at our zoom meeting on Tuesday 29th March.

4 May 2022: The Barbara Olive Smith Memorial Trophy.

This year's competition in memory of our late founder, is now open and writer Iain Pattison has kindly agreed to be the judge and will also provide a critique of each entry. Entry details are as follows; The theme is: ‘A Journey’. The word limit is 1500. Entries are to be type font 12, Times New Roman and double spaced. Do not include your name on the entry - Sally will keep a record of the authors. Entries are to be emailed to Sally by midnight Tuesday 31st May. sally.johnson20@ntlworld.com Results (first three places) and critiques for all entries will be emailed by Iain to Sally on or before June 22nd. Sally will email the critique to each entrant on or before the 26th June. Winners will be announced at our zoom meeting on 28th June. We will read as many entries as possible on that evening (together with the critique if the author agrees) and if necessary will read the remainder the following week. 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. See Iain’s tips here and here.
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© Thames Valley Writers’ Circle
Created with Xara Designer Pro X

In Memoriam

Our three main events are in recognition of the contributions to the TVWC made by late members. Read more about them in the Library. Below are the rules of these competitions, which may change in detail each year. They will be set at the same time each year, or as close as circumstances permit.

15 Dec 2021: Arthur

Redway Memorial

Competition

Details for the 2022 event are as follows. Stories should be no longer than 1500 words and may be on any theme. Stories must include all the following words: camera, solitude, psychic, overwhelmed, tribute. Email your stories to reach Walter by midnight, 25 Jan 2022. The stories (anonymised) will uploaded to the Library 2022 page for you to read and judge. Email your judging votes (first three places) to Stuart by midnight, 13 Feb 2022. Winners will be announced on Tuesday, 15th Feb 2022 with readings by the winners. The trophy will be awarded on that evening if we have returned to hall meetings.

4 May 2022: The Barbara

Olive Smith Memorial

Trophy.

2 Mar 2022: Chris Mundy

Memorial Poetry

Competition

Entries can be on any topic or theme. Poems are to be no more than 40 lines. Entries are to be sent to Walter by the end of Tuesday, 22nd March. They will be uploaded (anonymised) on the website, Library 2022 page. Your judging results (first three places) to be sent to Stuart by midday Monday, 28th March. Results and readings by the winners will be at our zoom meeting on Tuesday 29th March.
This year's competition in memory of our late founder, is now open and writer Iain Pattison has kindly agreed to be the judge and will also provide a critique of each entry. Entry details are as follows; The theme is: ‘A Journey’. The word limit is 1500. Entries are to be type font 12, Times New Roman and double spaced. Do not include your name on the entry - Sally will keep a record of the authors. Entries are to be emailed to Sally by midnight Tuesday 31st May. sally.johnson20@ntlworld.com Results (first three places) and critiques for all entries will be emailed by Iain to Sally on or before June 22nd. Sally will email the critique to each entrant on or before the 26th June. Winners will be announced at our zoom meeting on 28th June. We will read as many entries as possible on that evening (together with the critique if the author agrees) and if necessary will read the remainder the following week. 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. See Iain’s tips here and here.
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