21 April 2021 Share
New competition to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the publication of 'Through the Looking-Glass'
This year marks the 150th anniversary of the publication of Lewis Carroll's classic novel, Through the Looking-Glass. To commemorate this event, the Lewis Carroll Society have created a writing competition for young people and adults to write a missing chapter for either of Carroll's much-loved 'Alice' books.
The competition aims to encourage reading and writing across all age groups and is open to entries from all countries. There is a cash prize of £100 for winners in the three following age categories:
The winner and runners-up will also receive the additional prize of ex-SLA President Chris Riddell’s new book, Through the Looking- Glass and What Alice Found There.
The judging panel includes Brian Sibley, President of the Lewis Carroll Society; Caroline Luke, a relative of Lewis Carroll; and Professor Will Brooker, who is a writer and a specialist in pop culture including Batman, David Bowie and Alice in Wonderland.
Entries must be between 500-2000 words, depending on age. Submissions will close on Saturday 3rd July, which is Alice’s Day in Oxford.
For more information and details on how to apply, click here.