100 words writing competition

Hampshire Libraries are excited to launch a competition to write 100 words on a First World War theme.

Inspired by the Imperial War Museum’s Centenary project which has commissioned 100 writers to write 100 words about the First World War, we looking for poems, prose or short stories of exactly 100 words in length based on one of four themes:

  • A Hampshire person (real or imaginary) who fought during WW1
  • Life at home in Hampshire during wartime
  • End of war celebrations in Hampshire
  • On the First World War battlefront

There are three categories:

  • Primary school pupils
  • Secondary school pupils (up to year 11)
  • Sixth form students and adults

The winning entries along with runners up will be published in a booklet to mark the anniversary. They will also be featured on the Hampshire Libraries’ webpages.

Winners and runners up will receive a prize. The winners in the primary and secondary school categories will receive £25 in book tokens (plus £10 in vouchers for two runners up in both categories). The sixth form and adults category winner will receive £50 in vouchers with £25 for two runners up.

Entries, which must be accompanied by an entry form, can be sent in by email to marketing@hants.gov.uk or submitted at any Hampshire Library by 5pm on Friday 19 October 2018.