Friday, 4 April 2014

I don't know

What do you think, should I enter this short story competition with the theme of decisions? The top prize is $180 so I just might. (kidding - I know I will)

I'm less sure about this poetry one. For a start it's a poetry competition. Secondly I'm not sure if the age range 17-adult means up to adult or anyone over 17. The prizes are chocolate and book tokens though, which is a fairly irresistible combination. If you can write in Welsh you'll have the added dilemma of which language to use.

I'm definitely going to try this one. I love visiting historic houses so I'll enjoy the research. The prizes are a guided tour of Levens Hall, membership of the Historic Houses Association, afternoon tea (I'm very keen on afternoon tea) and £150.

I don't know - what would be the best possible prize?

Do you recognise this historic building?

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  1. Chocolates and book tokens sounds like a child's Christmas list and I couldn't decide whether to change the dollars into euros or pounds.Tea - that sounds good1

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    1. I must still be a kid at heart, Lizy as that's what I'd like - or garden tokens. Or wine. OK, I'm a big kid.

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  2. No Patsy I don't recognise the historic building - beautiful though it is...I also like the house behind! Are you going to tell us?

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    1. It's West Dean College, Penelope. Well worth a visit to the gardens. There's a walled garden and victorian glasshouses and ponds and bridges ...

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  3. Hi Patsy - enjoy your time away .. and is that Longleat - I don't think it is .. but it might be!

    I've no idea .. but in for a penny (chocolate and book tokens) in for a £ or 150 of them .. have fun .. cheers Hilary

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    1. It's not Longleat, Hilary. Good try. It's West Dean College.

      150 chocolates ....mmmm.

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  4. Should you enter it? Hmmm... possibly... maybe.... you could. I suppose... on the other hand...

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    1. I think you might, just possibly, be undecided about it, Wendy.

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  5. I'll try all of those, now I fancy some chocolate... yes, off to get some...

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  6. If you have works ready to enter (or are motivated by a deadline) and they don't cost (at all or much) then go for it! And good luck to you! I really only ever do ABNA but that is because looking for contests is time consuming and most of the novel competitions cost something.

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    1. The competitions I feature on my blog are (almost) always free, Hart. I agree about the time consuming bit though.

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  7. That's a beautiful photo Patsy, good to know that it's West Dean College. I wonder how you manage to get the info on such a wide range of writing competitions, thanks a lot for sharing! :)

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    1. I look out for them on the internet, Charan and subscribe to newsletters, I read magazines and leaflets, blogs and tweets. Sometimes too people pass information to me directly.

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  8. Some great competitions there, Patsy, thanks.

    Wherever that place is, I'm glad I don't have to do the housework. :)

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    1. Lugging the vacuum round there must keep someone fit, Carol.

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  9. Thanks for the information about the competitions. I like the sound of the short story one but the chocs and book token one is very appealing. Just a pity I don't think I have a good enough poem in me...and I don't speak Welsh either! Decision time.......;-)

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    1. If you can't decide, maybe you should try them all, Jan.

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  10. You must DECIDE to enter one or more or all of these competitions, Oh my, DECISIONS, DECISIONS?? Happy hunting!

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    1. I will Oscar - I'll definitely make that decision ... sometime.

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  11. Good luck with the competition, Patsy!

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  12. It's a small world. I went on a training course once at West Dean, when I worked at Pendrell Hall College. They were both part of ARCA, adult residential college association. Pendrell is now an exclusive wedding venue and beautifully restored. Happy days.

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