Competitions 2014

Take part in our competition for HLF2015

Huddersfield in 2050 – tell your story












Our postcard competition has now been launched - in keeping with our theme of HLF2015: 'Into the Future'.

Anyone can take part...

The location is Huddersfield, the year is 2050 - we want you to tell us your story.

It can be the first paragraph of a short story, a film pitch, a poem or a haiku but must be written in no more than 25 words.

How do I enter?

Write your entry on one of our postcards, which you will find at Huddersfield railway station, Waterstones Kingsgate and The Media Centre, as well as other places around Huddersfield.

There will be boxes at the railway station and at Waterstones Kingsgate, where you can ‘post’ your completed cards back for free, or you can put a stamp on your card and post it to us. You can also send in your idea via our Twitter feed (@Hudd_Lit_Fest) or post it on the HLF Facebook site.

Schools, writing groups or other organisations that would like a batch of postcards to use as a creative writing exercise should email their details to:

Competition winners

The top 10 entries will be published on our festival website. From these, one entry (over 16) will be chosen to receive a free place at one of our workshops (held at the Festival between 5 and 15 March) and one entry (under 16) will receive an author visit for their school.

The postcards will then form an installation at a pop-up shop for HLF in the Packhorse Centre leading up to the festival, which runs from 5 to 15 March 2015, and the 10 best entries will be displayed on the HLF website. The creator of the best adult (over 16) entry will win a place at one of the festival workshops, while the best under-16 entry will win an author visit for their school.


The deadline for receipt of the competition entries is Monday 2 February 2015.

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2014 Prize Draw

We are pleased to announce that the winner of the 2014 prize draw - a goody bag of books, HLF T-shirt etc was:

Suzanne Hudson of Mirfield