Hillcroft Centenary Writing Competition

Writing Competition!




This year we are celebrating 100 years of women’s education at Hillcroft which has a strong link to Creative Writing and offers a wide range of courses to help learners develop their creative writing skills.

 Our first ever Writer in Residence is award-winning author and former RHACC student, Jess Kidd. Jess has provided great inspiration and personal advice to learners on her Centenary Writing Workshops. 

 Who can enter?

The competition is open to any RHACC student (past and present). There will be a separate Hillcroft Winner’s award for the best entry from a learner who has attended a women-only course at Hillcroft.

Prizes will be £100 for each of the winners. 


 The three categories are:

1) Children's Literature

A 500 word story suitable for children.

2) Script Writing for Life

A short play on the theme of Writing from Life. The play should be 10 minutes duration and have a maximum of three characters. The winning entry will be shared and performed in our Queen Charlotte Hall Theatre.

or alternatively...

A short 10 minute monologue on the theme of Writing for Life

3) Writing for Wellbeing

A 500 word Writing from Life piece written about your own life experiences.

To register for the competition, click here. 

The winner will be announced on the 15th October which marks 100 years of women’s education at Hillcroft.  

All the winners, runners up and entries of the above competitions will be published on our website (all entries) and selected entries in a commemorative book with a forward written by our Writer in Residence and award winning author Jess Kidd.

 Entry closes on 30 September 2020 at 20:00. Submissions received outside of this time frame will not under any circumstances be considered, 

 For Rules, Terms and Conditions, click here.