The President's Competition (open to members only)

The President's Competition 2014

Animal Crackers

A golden rule is never share a stage with animals or children. This year we are asking you to break at least half of that rule. The 2014 President's
competition is to write a story in which an animal is the main character.

Whether the character is essentially human like Boxer in Animal Farm, all too human like Toad in the Wind in the Willows or more of a real animal
like Buck in Jack London's Call of the Wild is up to you.

But the story must be entertaining and, oh yes, have a murder as the main plot element (but please, no "who killed cock robin?").


The rules

  • Entries must be no longer than 1500 words but can be shorter.
  • Each entry must be accompanied by a suitably awful pseudonym.
  • Each entry must be printed, single-sided, on A4.
  • Your real name should not appear anywhere on, or with, the entry.

An entry fee of £2.50 must accompany all entries.

Please could you supply two copies of each entry (one for each judge).

The closing date for the competition is 5th February 2014.
You can either hand in your entry on the meeting for that date or post it to:

Nick Cook (address available on application) Posted entries must not arrive later than the closing date.

Adjudication by Simon Bowden (last year's winner) and Nick Cook will take place on 5 March at St Michael's Church Hall.

Good Luck!