Marlborough LitFest was delighted to receive 578 entries from eight local primary schools (Reception to Year 6), for its annual schools’ competition. Children from Great Bedwyn, St Francis, Easton Royal, Burbage, Ogbourne St George, Shalbourne, Marlborough St Mary’s and Woodborough schools showed tremendous flair and creativity, making the task of selecting the winners very difficult for the judges.
The children were asked to create a mini-book out of a single A3 piece of paper, written and illustrated on any topic they liked. There was a diverse range of entries: diaries, Haiku poems, books about Covid, sport, comic books, amazing stories, wildlife, and saving the planet.
Fran Del Mar, PR for Marlborough LitFest, said, “Some were hilarious, some beautifully illustrated and some touching. It’s been a difficult job to judge with only 6 prizes to award from competition sponsor, local opticians, Haine & Smith.
Prizewinners will be awarded their prizes during the festival weekend by visiting children’s author, Emma Carroll. A selection of the entries will be on display at Marlborough Town Hall during the LitFest weekend, September 30 – October 3.”