Write a story or poem up to 300 words, on the theme of winter or Christmas!

The competition closing date is 1st November, and entries will be judged by Julie herself, with 12 winners to be selected.

Each of the winners will receive a prize of £50 cash, and the winning entries will be displayed in 12 shop windows around Accrington, alongside 12 further shops which will display stories/poems written by professional writers.

The 12 winners will also be invited on stage at the Accrington Christmas Light Switch On, which takes place on Thursday 23rd November!

You can use the back of this form to write out your story, or any paper – we just need your contact details so we can contact winners.

Entries should be emailed to


Entries can also be handed into the

Market Office upstairs in Accrington Market Hall.

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