Monday, 21 January 2013

We have a winner! Landmarks & Legends Writing Competition

Our book group has a prize-winning children's author of its very own!  Congratulations to Hannah Sackett on becoming the first winner of the Landmarks & Legends creative writing competition organised by Salisbury Cathedral in conjunction with Orion Children's Publishing, in collaboration with children's author Cornelia Funke, of Inkheart fame.

Landmarks and Legends writing competition was launched by Cornelia Funke in October 2012 for the UK launch of her book Ghost Knight, which was inspired by Salisbury Cathedral and the true story of the first person to be buried there. Stories submitted to the competition had to be set in a real, historical location and include some real characters from history or be based on actual events and local legends.  They also had to be suitable for children between ten and fifteen years old.

You can read Hannah's winning story, the Bath-related Legend of Bladud (as told by one of his pigs) here. Salisbury Cathedral Story Competition Winner

There's more information about the competition, the winner and the runners-up here. Salisbury Cathedral Press Release about Landmarks & Legends competition

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