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After the resounding success of last year’s inaugural competition, we are excited to host the 2016 Dragonfly Tea Short Story Competition.

A celebration of the intriguing and magical world of tea, our theme this year will be Discovery – from grand voyages to everyday encounters, from inspiring inventions to quiet epiphanies. Alongside this, there will also be a children’s competition with the theme of Adventure.


Open to all talented but as-yet-unknown writers, this year’s competition will be decided by a panel of outstanding judges, including Sandra Parsons, Literary Editor at the Daily Mail and writer and comedian, Helen Lederer. Short-listed entrants shall be invited to a special prize giving ceremony at the festival on Sunday 2nd October 2016, where the judges will announce the winners.

So put the kettle on, and let your imagination take flight!

Deadline for entries is Monday 29th August 2016. 


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