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16th Aug, 2022

Droitwich Spa High School students urged to get creative and enter writing competition

BUDDING writers are urged to enter an annual writing competition organised by Droitwich Spa High School and backed by the town’s arts network.

The Karen Moore Award for Creative Writing was established in 2019 following the retirement of Karen Moore who had for many years been the school’s deputy head.

Mrs Moore said: “Creative writing has always been close to my heart and after I retired I really wanted to give something to the school that was for all of the students so that they show off their skills, creativity and imagination.

“I am looking forward to reading this year’s entries that I am sure will be at least as good, if not better than last year.’

This year, students have been given the title ‘The Beautiful Game’ which they can interpret as they see fit.

Entry is open to every student in the school and must be submitted by May 28.

First round judges will be Helen Karakashian from the Droitwich Arts Network (DAN) and Karen Moore herself who will decide on the two finalists.

Those entries will be sent to Anna Fern, an ex-pupil of Droitwich Spa High School who is now working as a script development editor at ITV in London.

DAN chair Mrs Karakashian said: “Droitwich Arts Network is delighted to be supporting this creative writing competition.

“It is always a joy to judge the high quality writing of the students.”

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