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Leading authors present prizes at writing contest for garrison community
12:00am Wednesday 25th September 2013 in News
LEADING authors have presented prizes in a writing contest for women and children with links to the Armed Forces.
Author Anne Fine and Gervase Phinn presented prizes to the winners of a competition organised by Soroptimists Richmond and Dales, part of an international women’s organisation.
President of the group, Elaine Walton, introduced the competition to take place in association with the Richmond Walking and Book Festival, to build stronger links with Catterick Garrison.
It was open to women and children who live and work in the garrison community.
Entrants were invited to write about anything they wished, either as prose or a poem. Judging took place over summer and winners in several age categories for children were chosen.
Children’s author, Anne Fine, judged the entries over summer and alongside another best-selling author, Gervase Phinn, a former North Yorkshire schools inspector, they today (Tuesday, September 24) presented prizes to the winners.
The ceremony took place at Catterick Garrison Library in the Leisure Centre and winners received a book token.
Their work will be published in a collection of the winning entries for local distribution.
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