Submissions must be original and unpublished, and adhere to one of the following topics:
Life in Tisbury (or surrounding villages, see FAQs) in the past:
For children and young adults writing about this: find out about the changes in the past by interviewing an elderly relative or friend (on the phone!).
For adults and senior adults writing about this: explain how the changes in the last century have affected your life (or your family).
Women’s unconventional past lives: traditionally, most women were expected to get married, stay at home and raise a family, but some women chose (temporarily or permanently) alternative ways of life (for example, were the first in their family to go to university or travelled around the world).
For children and young adults writing about this: find out about women with unconventional lives by interviewing an elderly relative or friend (not in person!).
For adults and senior adults writing about this: have you led an unconventional life or did you have an older relative or friend who did?
Life in Tisbury (or surrounding villages, see FAQs) during the lockdown
For children and young adults writing about this: place yourself in the shoes of your parents and narrate a “normal” day in their life during lockdown.
For adults senior adults writing about this: does life under this lockdown resemble any other experience you’ve had (in Britain or elsewhere)?
There is no strict word limit in this competition but stories between 500 and 6000 words are encouraged.
Visit www.tisburywritingcompetition.wordpress.com for more information.