This year as part of Sedbergh’s Book Town Festival, there is a writing competition to celebrate being a book town, our history and our countryside. This competition is open to anyone aged between 6-18 years old with a creative writing flair to submit a poem or a short story. There are three different age categories; 6-9 years, 10-14 years and 15-18 years, and each category has a prize for 1st place and a prize or highly commended. Prizes will be monetary book vouchers for Westwood Books.

See the attached letter for more information.

To enter, all you have to do is write a fictional short story (1,000 words max word count) or a poem, based on one of the photographs on the attached letter. Please include your name, age, contact details and the letter of your chosen photograph on your entry. You can submit your entry by email to or alternatively, you can write or print off your entry and submit it to Westwood Books. The Deadline for this competition is the 23rd of September. Please see further terms and conditions.