Writing@Sea Creative Writing Competition

Enter the Marine Society and Nautilus Telegraph’s new creative writing competition and you could walk away with £1,000 or a Kobo Aura and Kobo gift vouchers.

The competition is open to serving and non-serving seafarers and is free to enter.

The Marine Society is organising a creative writing competition with Nautilus Telegraph to help promote its latest online course, Writing@Sea, which follows the award-winning Maths@Sea up-skilling programme. The competition theme is ‘Life at Sea’ and you can enter your poem (maximum limit 80 lines or 800 words) or short story (maximum limit 3,000 words).

Taking part is easy. Just send your poem or short story with the completed entry form to: Writing@Sea Creative Writing Competition, MSSC, 202 Lambeth Road, LONDON, SE1 7JW, or email competitions@ms-sc.org.

Find out more about the competition and Writing@Sea here: www.marine-society.org where you can also see all the terms and conditions. Competition rules are available here. The closing date is 31 December 2013, and the winner will be announced in January 2014.  Our team of judges are Mark Windsor, the Marine Society’s Director of Lifelong Learning, and authors Howard Cunnell, Jeremy Reed, Colin Darch and Bob Jackman.

Writing@Sea is a companion to the Marine Society’s online Maths@Sea up-skilling programme that gives the basic fundamentals of written English, including report writing, formal letters and grammar essentials. It has been specially written for those in the maritime sector and the examples, assignments, and tests use language and imagery familiar to seafarers.


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Francesca Toma, phone 020 7654 7043, email ftoma@ms-sc.org.


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