Become a published writer and WIN an iPad

iPad competition

The Canterbury Journal is on the hunt for budding young journalists aged 16-24 based in the Canterbury district.

Three winning entries will be published in full on the website and the star entry will get their hands on a shiny new iPad.

Submissions must be related to Canterbury and be new original works solely by the author. The judges are looking for writing that captures the essence of the subject material and breathes life into the issue.

So if you think you’ve got what it takes to become the Journal’s newest young writer, get your creative groove on and let’s see what you’ve got!

Alex Claridge of the Canterbury Journal said: “This a fantastic opportunity to showcase some of the remarkable talent we have here in Canterbury, Whitstable, Herne Bay and the villages. Good luck to all the contestants – we look forward to reading your stories.”

Please email your entry along with your name, age, address and a few lines about yourself to

The closing date for submissions is 9am Tuesday 8 May 2018.

Terms and conditions

Applicants must be aged 16-24 inclusive, and live within the district of Canterbury i.e. within the local authority area.

Submissions should be related to the district and between 500 – 2500 words. Supporting images are encouraged but must be free from copyright.

The judges’ decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into. Submissions received after the deadline of 9am Tuesday 8 May 2018 will not be eligible.

Entries must be the author’s own work. Collaboration is not permitted.

The top prize is an iPad Mini 2 16GB. No cash alternative is available. The prize will be despatched within 28 days of the winner being announced.

By entering the competition, applicants agree to the Journal publishing their name alongside their photograph.


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