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Closing date for competition held in memory of Shildon writer nears
3:50pm Friday 16th August 2013 in News
WRITERS planning to enter a short story competition run annually in memory of a North-East writer are being warned the deadline is fast approaching.
Sid Chaplin, of Shildon, penned tales of life in the mines and villages of 20th century County Durham.
His stories, which include The Day of the Sardine, The Watchers and the Watched and Leaping Lad, have remained popular more than 20 years after his death.
Shildon Town Council set up the Sid Chaplin Short Story competition in his memory. The closing date for this year’s competition is August 31.
The first prize is £300 with the runner up winning £150 and third place gets £75. There are also prizes in the junior categories.
A prize will also be given to the best adult and junior story written by a resident of Shildon.
There is a £2.50 entry fee per story for adults and free entry to juniors.
Stories should be typed on A4 paper with print on one side only and pages should be numbered and they should be of no more than 3,000 words.
Entries should be sent to Shildon Town Council, Council Offices, Civic Hall Square, Shildon, DL4 1AH or alternatively emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
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