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Writing out of the HD shadow welcome

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We are delighted to be partnering with renowned authors Alan Bissett and Michael Malone to launch our national writing competition ‘Writing out of the HD shadow’.

Huntington’s disease (HD) is a neurological condition that is still hidden in the shadows and our aim is to use the power of storytelling to raise awareness.

The competition will be judged by Alan and Michael and they will present prizes to three talented writers at the winners event in September 2016.

“This a really exciting format of short story and I’m looking forward to seeing how writers approach this sensitive but devastating subject,” said Alan.

The competition is also backed by the Scottish Association of Writers.

The format makes it easy to enter
The format of the completion is Flash Fiction, very short pieces of fiction that really test a writer’s ability to concisely tell a story in a powerful way.

How to enter
Your flash fiction story should be no more than 150 words. It should tell the story of Huntington’s disease and how it impacts on the lives of the people that live with it (trust us, there are many, many stories to be told). Your work must be original. You can enter the competition as many times as you want. To enter, click on the ‘Enter to Win’ graphic and follow the instructions.

The Prizes
Over 16
1st Place, £500 and a framed copy of your entry signed by the celebrity writers..
2nd Place, £300 and a framed copy of your entry signed by the celebrity writers.
3rd Place,£100 and a framed copy of your entry signed by the celebrity writers.

Under 16
1st Place, £100 and a framed copy of your entry signed by the celebrity writers.
2nd Place, £50 and a framed copy of your entry signed by the celebrity writers.
3rd Place,£20 and a framed copy of your entry signed by the celebrity writers.

Received entries
Click HERE to view some of the entries that we have received so far.

Closing date
The closing date is August 31, 2016 and no entries will be received after this.

Administration fee
There is an administration fee of £5.00 for each entry over the age of 16, if you are under 16 there is no administration fee.

Competition closed
The competition is now closed. Winners will be announced soon, see the Terms and Conditions for more information.

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