- "Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power." - Abraham Lincoln. Do you agree?
- "Nobody realises that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal." - Camus. Discuss.
- Should the role of education be to prepare students for working life, or to broaden their mind?
- "No book is really worth reading at the age of ten which is not equally - and often far more worth reading at the age of fifty and beyond." - C.S. Lewis. Discuss
Beatrice says, 'There are categories also for child and YA writers. In particular they seem to encourage schools to enter. If numbers allow then they will match prizes to school or educational charity (although in previous years this hasn't happened as far as I can tell).
Prizes vary according to number of entrants. So the adult prize is between $250 -$2500
It may interest some of your contacts, and the more who enter the better the awards.'
I'm not sure I'll enter the competition, but the topics would also make great fiction prompts.
The photo shows me facing no kind of adversity, putting no effort into doing what's become normal for me lately... Oh dear, that isn't helping establish a link. Thank goodness for C.S. Lewis - I'm fifty and I read books. Phew!