We are very proud to present our first Anglian Learning Writing Prize Anthology and hope you will enjoy the wonderful writing and art that await you in these pages. Pupils from six Anglian Learning schools took part in the Prize, which included four different categories of writing: fiction, non-fiction, poetry and cartoon / comic strips, as well as an additional cover design art category.
All entries were judged anonymously, having been coded before being sent for judging, and with the code including only the year group of the entrant. In total we received 186 entries. Our Head Writing Judge, Freya Dean, chose four winners from across all writing categories and shortlisted a further 37 entries, while Cover Design Judge, Karen Thomas, chose one winner and shortlisted a further four cover design entries for inclusion in this anthology
I would like to extend my grateful thanks to our judges and to all those who took part in the Writing Prize. I would also like to thank Morgan Sindall for generously supporting this year’s Prize.
We were delighted by the quality of all the work submitted and hope the Anglian Learning Writing Prize is now set to become an annual feature on our calendar.
Mr Jonathan Culpin, CEO, Anglian Learning