A Local Writing Competition in Honour of Lyra

Event date(s): 18 November 2021 to 14 February 2022

Lyra McKee | NICRC

A two stranded writing competition organised by The Junction will take place to honour Lyra McKee.

CRC is supporting the project with funding through its CR/CD Scheme for Good Relations workshops. The competition element (which is not eligible under the CR/CD scheme) is supported through match funding.

 

About the Project

“It wont always be like this. It's going to get better.”

Writers are invited to take on the challenge posed by this statement made by Lyra whether as journalists or fiction writers, or both. This Lyra inspired theme will enable writers to focus on key issues in our lives: the ongoing pandemic; mental well being; segregation; sectarianism; our Troubles past, present and future; climate change; etc.

 

Strand One: Journalism

Maximum words: 800

Prizes in 16-18 years young adult category: 1st Prize 250; 2nd Prize £ 150; 3rd Prize £75.

Prizes in adult category:

1st Prize £250; 2nd Prize £150; 3rd Prize £75

 

Strand Two: Short Story

Maximum Words : 2000

Prizes in16-18 years young adult category: 1st Prize 250; 2nd Prize £ 150; 3rd Prize £75.

Prizes in adult category:

1st Prize £250; 2nd Prize £150; 3rd Prize £75

 

Closing Date for entries: Monday 14 February 2022 at 12 noon. Entries restricted to Derry City & Strabane District Council residents.

 

How to Enter

Entries to be returned to:

Towards Understanding and Healing
Holywell Diverse City Community Partnership
8-14 Bishop Street
Derry/Londonderry
BT48 6PW

 

Entries can also be emailed to eamonnbaker@thejunction-ni.org

 

To facilitate impartial judging process, please submit name and contact details on separate page along with submission.