Thursday, 27 November 2014

BENCHMARK: An Very Intriguing Writing Competition

I have this good friend who has dedicated a bench in Spennymoor Park  to her late much loved aunt and uncle. Every spring she takes her water bucket and brushes to clean the winter detritus from the bench and stains and then seals it afresh for another summer. So she remembers them.

So it is I am now intrigued that alongside,  Dr Philip Le Dune and Writer Sue Spencer, I am been asked by Rachel Cochrane (see details HERE  )   to judge a unique writing competition with the theme BENCHMARK.

We know Rachel at Room to Write  because she recorded the winners of our own short story competition – See HERE -  on Listenupnorth, her online audio magazine


Imagine you had a bench dedicated to you:
What would it say on the plaque?
Where would it be?
Why have you chosen that particular place?

Rachel’s says that through her on-line radio play Benchmark and this associated writing competition, she wants to encourage people to think positively about their lives and raise vital funds for Willow Burn Hospice.


First Prize is a solid Iroko Dalton 3 seater (1500cm) hardwood
bench with personalised engraved plaque and delivery within the UK.
Kindly donated by Faithful & Gould, Victory Signs and Solid Oak
Hardwood Furniture.

Second Prize is a Kindle kindly donated by David Ridley

Third Prize is a £30 book token kindly donated by Rachel Cochrane
All winning entries will also be showcased in written form on listenupnorth


This is an imaginative and intriguing competition.If I weren’t judging it I would enter it myself… 

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