Skip navigation to main content

2011 Sefton Writing Competition is ready for launch!

Written by Mike Butler, 13th September 2011

The 2011 Sefton Writing competition was launched on Monday 4 September 2011.

The Competition has been going since 1991 and is open to all ages, offering prizes totalling £1000 across three categories of adult poetry, adult other writing (stories, essays, lyrics etc) and a children’s section.

Entry to the competition is £2 per item but under-14s can enter for free. The deadline for entries is Monday 28 November.

This years winners will be announced at a special awards event at the Royal Clifton Hotel on Wednesday 7 December (6.30pm –8.30pm). The event is to be hosted by David Lonsdale (Heartbeat, The Royal) with entertainment from poet Kei Miller.

Emma Lloyd, Marketing & Programme Manager says:

The Sefton Writing Competition is an annual event that receives hundreds of entries. Past winners have gone on to write their own material and becomes published authors and poets.

We want to support writing initiatives and will publish the winning entries in the new SEFTON magazine and online.

Tickets are available to those who have entered the competition and can be booked over the phone on 0151 928 1919 and picked up from The Civic, Crosby.

Entry forms can be downloaded from the Sefton Arts website but can also be picked up from Southport Tourist Information Centre, libraries, leisure centres and council outlets across Sefton.

Tickets for all Sefton Celebrates Writing Festival events and workshops are on sale now, just call 0151 928 1919 or go online and book your tickets at

6 thoughts on “2011 Sefton Writing Competition is ready for launch!

Would it be possible to enter the 2011 writing competition by email?

Fay peacock says:

Just found a short story written by my eight year old Grandaughter but cannot find a form to send this in for the competition

Jen says:

Hi Fay, I’m afraid that the deadline’s passed (28th November) for this competition. There will always be next year – or there might be others out there that you can submit your Granddaughter’s story too.

Fay peacock says:

Just found a short story written by my eight year old grandaughter I cannot find a form to fill in to enter it in the competition.

karl owens says:

who were the winners 2011

Jen says:

I’m not sure that they’ve been announced yet but if you get in touch with Sefton Arts, someone there should be able to tell you.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Contact us

Get in touch and be part of the story
You can also speak to us on: 0151 729 2200
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.