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?

27 comments:

lizy-expat-writer said...

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

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That's a really cool prize!

Rachna Chhabria said...

Go for it Patsy. Its a nice prize.

Penelope Hellyer said...

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?

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

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

Wendy's Writing said...

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

Patsy said...

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.

Patsy said...

Most prizes are cool, Alex!

Patsy said...

OK, I will.

Patsy said...

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 ...

Patsy said...

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

150 chocolates ....mmmm.

Patsy said...

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

susanjanejones said...

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

Hart Johnson said...

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.

Sai Charan said...

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! :)

Patsy said...

Good luck with them, Suzy.

Patsy said...

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

Patsy said...

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.

Carolb said...

Some great competitions there, Patsy, thanks.

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

Jan Baynham said...

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.......;-)

Oscar said...

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

Julia Hones said...

Good luck with the competition, Patsy!

Patsy said...

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

Patsy said...

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

Patsy said...

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

Patsy said...

Thanks, Julia.

Maggie May said...

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.