Viola 1,000 words competition for artists and writers

Viola Trawler Post

14th June 2020

The Viola Trust has launched its 1,000 words competition for artists and writers.

Please see below for details of terms and conditions and how to enter.

 

Key dates

Submissions for the Viola 1,000 Words Competition will be accepted from 9am (BST) Monday 15 June 2020

The deadline for receipt of entries is 9am (BST) on Tuesday 1 September 2020.

Judging will take place as soon as possible after the closing date. We cannot commit to informing people of the outcome of their entry but we will publish shortlists in each category on the Viola website at www.violatrawler.net and via social media and will release the information to the wider media.

How to Enter

Submissions must be made by the creator of the work or by a responsible adult in the case of the 16 and under categories.

Make your submission by email to info@violatrawler.net as early as possible before the deadline.

It is essential that your entry includes your name and address plus contact details, including email address and a phone number. If you are entering as a junior please also include your age and date of birth.

Your entry must include a photograph or scan of your work if you are submitting an artwork or an electronic copy of your piece if you are submitting a poem, essay or short story.

All written pieces should be sent as a Word document or PDF, in English. We regret we cannot consider handwritten submissions even if they are scanned.

The artwork can be a painting or drawing of the Viola trawler or something inspired by the trawler. This competition is not open to photography, film or other digital work.

Written pieces can be poems, essays or short stories, fiction or non-fiction, to a maximum of 1,000 words about the Viola or inspired by the ship.

Ideas might come from the Viola herself, her history, crew, location, environment or anything else that captures your imagination. A good starting point for your research might be the Viola trawler website at www.violatrawler.net Judges in all categories will be looking for high quality submissions which demonstrate creativity and originality.

Please note the original entries will be used for the initial stage of judging so great care should be taken to ensure they can be viewed or read in a way that does justice to the work.

The £5 fee for each entry submitted should be paid using the “donate now” tab on the Viola website or using other means by arrangement with the Viola Trust.

Important information

In submitting written pieces in the adult and junior age groups you agree to your work, attributed to you, potentially being shared on the Viola website, in the media, at an exhibition and in a calendar.

In submitting an artwork in the adult and junior age groups you agree to your work, attributed to you, potentially being shared on the Viola website, in the media, at an exhibition and in a calendar. You also agree to its sale at auction with 50 per cent of the proceeds going to the Viola Trust and 50 per cent retained by you.

Any questions about the competition should be sent to info@violatrawler.net and we will respond as quickly as we can.

Picture shows Rust in Peace by Carol Davidson.

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