Thursday, November 11, 2010

Write about mental health support, you could win £250

See Me is a Scottish charity, focused on mental health support and ending the stigma around mental illness. It's running a writing competition for residents of Scotland, with three £250 Amazon vouchers on offer. Winners and runners-up in each category will have their entry published on the See Me site. Here's the blurb:
We all give and receive support throughout our daily lives. Whether you’ve helped your family, friends or neighbours or got assistance from teachers and colleagues. We want you to draw from personal experiences or use your imagination in our ‘see me’ Creative Writing Competition 2010.

This year’s theme is ‘support’. Tell us what it means to you. Each winning entry from the three categories will get £250 of Amazon Vouchers to spend. Winners and runners up will be published on our website. An anthology of the best work will be released next year. Enter in one of our three categories.

• Short stories - you’ve got 1,500 words or less to tell our theme in a novel way.
• Poem (max 500 words) - with a maximum of 42 lines to express ‘support’.
• Tweet - communicate ‘support’ in 140 characters or less, including #seemescot.

Closing date for entries is 5pm on December 10, 2010. More details plus full rules and regulations can be found here.

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