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The Bedford Competition Presentation of Awards Event

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2023 Prize Winner’s Event

And the Winners are!

The Bedford Competition is an international creative writing competition for short stories and poetry. Based in Bedford they are a not-for-profit organisation with their proceeds donated to local and national charities promoting literacy.

Come along to the Presentation of Awards Event for the 2023 Competition at the Quarry Theatre, Bedford the evening of the 15th March. Free admission. Join them and hear the judges choices and listen to winning stories and poems read by local actors. All are welcome, bar facilities will be available.

The competition is run annually from May to October and they are now finalising the 2023 results from the 2000 entries from around the world. Their judges are selecting the prize winners ready for announcement at their Prize Awards show at the Quarry Theatre Bedford.

There will be Prizes awarded for overall short story and poetry winners, prizes for young writers and for local Bedford writers.

This year they are supporting The Ridgeway School providing education for those with disabilities. International Refugee Trust aiding families in distress and BDCPS, a charity helping people with cerebral palsy.

A Ridgeway School team member said;
“Thank you. We would love to purchase some phonic scheme reading books for our beginner readers… and some Big Mac switches which are used for early literacy and communication skills.”
Part of our supporting literacy skills goals.

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