Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Creative Writing Competition

Do you enjoy creative writing?  Are you fascinated by the stories of ancient Rome?  Well here is a competition for you!  Burgess Hill School proudly presents the third annual Golden Sponge-Stick Writing Competition.  This competition is open to students of ALL ages around the globe.  Read on for contest information.

Golden Sponge-Stick Comp ’10

The STORY itself:

1 Your story should be a Roman story and based in Roman times. It can be set in any part of the Roman world. It can be either a Roman short story or a Roman mystery/ detective story/thriller.

2 Your story should be an individual entry and written entirely by you. Please would a parent or guardian/carer sign your entry at the end or on the back to verify this. (If entry is submitted by email, parent/carer should contact Jerry Pine to ask how to verify: j.pine610 @

3 Your story should not exceed 1500 words in length. Handwritten and typed entries are both welcome but please ensure that a handwritten entry is legible. Your entry should include your full name, school or college and date of birth.

4 Knowledge of Latin is certainly not essential but you should display some historical research and/or knowledge of Roman daily life in your story. If you do study Latin then it would be excellent to use some in your story or story dialogue.

5 Your story should have a clear, logical plot, a set of characters, possibly including a hero/heroine and ideally a series of twists and a striking ending!

Please send your entries by Email or post to:
Jerry Pine
Burgess Hill School for Girls
Keymer Road
Burgess Hill
West Sussex
RH15 0EG
email. j.pine610 @

Good luck in your quest for the golden sponge-stick!


1 A panel of judges will choose the winning entries for each age category.

2 The age categories will be split into four: ages 8 and below; ages 9-11; ages 12-13; ages 14 and above.

3 In each age category three prizes will be awarded; the best in each will receive the prestigious golden sponge-stick. Other classical prizes including books and vouchers will be awarded.

4 Entries are welcome now and the closing date for all entries is Friday December 17 2010.

5 The judges reserve the right to keep all entries unless a stamped addressed envelope is included for return of your entry.

6 All winners will be notified of the result by Friday January 14 2011.

Leave a Reply

Clickcha is not yet active. Please enter Clickcha API keys in settings.