Competition Time

A competition created by Hull Libraries has extended the deadline for entries until the 8th of November.

The competition, for 7 to 14 year olds, is split up into 4 categories; short story, poetry, blog-writing, and comic strip.

Those wishing to enter are encouraged to enter any or all of the categories.

The theme for the competition is “circle”, and each entry must include a reference to the shape, an iconic part of the Venn diagram.

The event is sponsored by the JVenn Foundation, a charity that offers bursaries for disadvantaged students to help them succeed, and help fund extra-curricular activities for schools and colleges.

Ellen Bianchini, the Director of The Big Malarkey Festival at Hull Libraries said:

After seeing such an enthusiastic response from children in the competition so far, we were keen to guarantee the opportunity was seen by young people from all over the city.

Creative writing is such a wonderful thing to inspire in children – we hope that by extending the deadline of the competition, more young people will take part in this fantastic cultural opportunity.

The extended deadline for the competition now allows young people to put their writing skills to the test over the half term break, coming up next week.

Get your entries in by the 8th of November!
Get your entries in by the 8th of November!


The winning entries will not only win theatre tickets for their entire family, they will also win book tokens!

Winning entries will be featured in a book, which will be presented at the Big Malarkey Festival next year.

How To Enter

Any children wishing to submit their works should email them to [email protected] or drop them into their local Hull Library. The child’s name, age and address must be supplied with all entries.

More information about this great event can be found at on Facebook.