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Quondam Writing Prize - 2018 Applications Closed

Full details for the annual Quondam Writing Prize

This year's theme is Independence
This year's theme is Independence
***Please note the deadline for the 2018 competition detailed below has now passed. Details of the 2019 competition will be announced later in the year.***

The theme this year is: Independence

All current Francis Holland pupils are invited to enter either a poem or essay with a maximum word count of 1000 words. Consideration will be given not only to the quality of the writing, but also to spelling, grammar and punctuation. All entries must be a new piece of work, written especially for this competition; please note that no homework or coursework will be accepted.

The Quondam Committee will judge all entries and award £50 to the winner of the Junior and Senior categories:
  1. The Junior Prize is open to III, LIV and UIV forms
  2. The Senior Prize is open to LV, UV, LVI and UVI forms
How to Apply

The deadline for entries is Thursday 22nd March 2018. Please send all entries by email to with the subject line 'Quondam Writing Prize 2018'. Any entry received later than the deadline date or not meeting the above requirements may be disqualified. An acknowledgement on receipt of the entry will be sent to the applicant by email.

Please include the following information within your entry:
  1. Full name
  2. Form
  3. Whether you are entering the Junior or Senior category
  4. Title of essay or poem
  5. Total number of words
You are welcome to download and use the following entry form template: ►Quondam Writing Prize 2018 - Entry Template

If you have any questions about the competition, please email Good luck to all entrants!

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