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Creative Writing

Join other local writers by sending us your composition of no more than 500 words, to be judged by Stroud's own Katie Fforde.

There are 3 classes;

Primary School

Secondary School 11 - 16 years

Post 16 years and adults

Stroud Country Show Creative Writing entries will be judged by Katie Fforde.

Prizes include; an illustration of their creative writing, a Katie Fforde writing kit.

1st, 2nd and 3rd winners for each class will be displayed in the Horticultural Tent.

Entries must be in English.

They should be a work of fiction.

Entries must be a maximum of 500 words.

The story can be on any topic, but must have a connection with, or mention Stroud.

Secondary School and Adult Entries will be judged on 

  • Drama- tension/surprise or development
  • Immersion- leading the reader into the story
  • Meaning – thought provoking/ believable
  • Structure – beguiling beginning and knockout ending!

Entries must not have been published or accepted for publication elsewhere.

The decision of the judges is final

Copyright remains with the author.

Entries not complying with competition rules will be disqualified.

The entries for the creative writing class will close on the 26th June and should be emailed to;


Timetable of events

What's on?

Stalls and exhibitions will be going on all day