Original Writing


This section gives the opportunity for anybody interested in writing their own original works to submit them for adjudication. Entrants can be of any age. The winning entries (those gaining 1st place) will be displayed in Nuneaton Library after the presentation.

Adult Classes Section Secretary

Mr Jeff Hawksworth
11 Main Street,
CV13 0BZ
Tel: 01455 292468
E Mail : [email protected]

Junior Classes Section Secretary

Mrs Joan Wilson,
3 Green Lane,
Tel: 01827 716809
E Mail : [email protected]

Original Writing Syllabus Download

Original Writing Syllabus 2024Download the section syllabus here: Original Writing.pub 2024  (PDF format) 

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Each section syllabus includes the rules, conditions of entry, classes and other information. To download the full syllabus containing ALL sections, please see Main Syllabus 2024(2)

Dates for the diary

Last Date for Entry Forms, Fees and WorksSunday 3rd March 2024
Presentation of Awards - Juniors
The Salvation Army Citadel, 1 Victoria Street, Nuneaton, CV11 5QE
Tuesday 7th or Wednesday 8th May 20245.30pm-7.30pm
Presentation of Awards - Adults
The Chilvers Coton Heritage Centre, Avenue Road
Friday 17th May 20246.30pm-8.30pm

Trophies and awards

Eva Rushton CupBest Entry in Classes 600, 601, 602, 603, 604 and 605
Margaret Wood CupBest Entry in Classes 606 and 617
Christina Jayne CupClass 614
The Drachendale Cup (Story)
The Mavis Addison Cup (Poetry)
Two Non-fiction Cups incl. one specifically for Class 623
Nuneaton Writers Circle Shield (Secondary School)
Awarded at the adjudicator's discretion
Albert F. Cross CupBest Entry in Classes 630 - 631
Robert Sloan CupBest Entry in Classes 632-633
George Eliot Fellowship TrophyBest Entry in Classes 637
Stella Branston TrophyClass 640
Jeff Veasey TrophyClass 641
George Eliot Cup
Mavis Addison Trophy
Class 642
Class 643
Endeavor CupAdjudicator's choice overall