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Write and perform

The write and perform classes showcase the brightest and most creative talents. It is a joy to see and hear the performances of original work. Entrants will need to submit the manuscripts or scores online to the Play&Perform platform by 14th February 2022, along with a video performance of their work. These classes will be adjudicated virtually and the winners will be announced on the first day of the festival. 

Sheet Music Edits

The above link to the syllabus is only for the composition sections. The combined festival syllabus can be found here.

Entries MUST be made online via Play&Perform.

Click here to make an entry

Please watch the video from Faith Taylor, current Worcestershire Young Poet Laureate, encouraging everyone to enter!

Writing with Pen
Notebook and Pen

Click here to access the syllabus for poetry, prose and drama, including the 'Write and perform a short story' classes. 

The adjudicator for these classes will be Kevin Brooke, author and Young Writer Ambassador at Worcestershire Lit Fest. Click here to find out all about Kevin and his work.

Entries MUST be made online via Play&Perform.

We look forward to reading your story. The judges will be looking for adherence to the theme, originality, imagination and the ability to craft and then perform your story in a manner that engages the audience.

  • The limit on the word count is approximately 500 words.

  • The time limit for performing the story, i.e. for reading the story aloud, is 6 minutes.

  • Judges decisions are final.

  • You agree that your story can be used for marketing purposes.

  • You will retain all copyright for your story for future use. 

  • Submitted pieces must not have been published elsewhere and must be the entrant’s original work.

  • Entries must be in English.