january, 2021

31janAll DayFree to enter! Yay!The Canterbury Tales Writing CompetitionPromoting the Life and Works of Geoffrey ChaucerInternational Entry Fee: Free Max word count: 500 words Top Prize: £300

The Canterbury Tales Writing Competition

Event Details

The Chaucer Heritage Trust was founded in 1992 and aims to further interest, understanding and appreciation of the works of Geoffrey Chaucer, his life and times and influence.

The Chaucer Heritage is hosting its fourth annual writing competition for schools inspired by the works of Geoffrey Chaucer, considered by many to the father of the English Language and England’s greatest medieval poet. The special theme of the competition this year is Be Careful What You Wish For!

Who can take part?

The competition is open to all students of school age including not only those in schools and college communities, but also students who are home educated and in any other young people’s community organisations.

The three age groups are:

  • Junior – 5-10 years old
  • Intermediate – 11-14 years old
  • Senior – 15-18 years old

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