storymaking@thewaterwayscommunity.org will help with your questions and suggestions. We offer help and guidance on the competition and guidelines and of course creative ideas and challenges. Folks of all ages can contact us.  Where feasible Key Stage guidance will be provided to teachers to support their pupils helping to make the competitions lively and relevant.

As with previous years individuals, school classes, sporting, special interest and community groups, in fact everyone, is invited to submit and entry in the categories as follows;

Creative writing – open call

Within the Terms and Condition published on the web site this can be the recording of an historic event from the press or your own family, an observed piece on your waterway, or it can be completely fictitious.   

Photography and video diary piece – open call

Within the Terms and Condition published on the web site this can be a photographic image of a structure, scene, view, waterways machinery or property. Life near and on/in the towpath and water, boating, swimming, paddling, canoeing.  A video, vimeo or short film about ‘a day in the life of’ and activity, how you and your family are coping with the current social distancing precautions and restrictions.

Creative Tapestry – open call

Within the Terms and Condition published on the web site this can be a piece which interprets or depicts a waterway, river, marine, harbour or maritime scene, event or a family memory.

Full terms and conditions

See separate sheet for each category.

We are busy designing the programme timetable for 2021 which will be announced soon. Contact our Festival Director maire@thewaterwayscommunity.org for further information.