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the Onward Short Story & Poetry competition


Please consider the contest restarted as from now and start to send in entries for April 2016                    

Earlier this year the owner gave us an option to purchase which meant raising £87,500 by the 31st December 2015 with a solicitors statement to this effect to allow us to complete the purchase for £250,000 by the end of June 2016. The offer will be withdrawn if the first sum is not reached. The Crowd Funder site has been employed so people can pledge donations through it, which will be withdrawn from the donors bank account only when the sum of £90,000 is reached. This option to help will finish on the 16th December 2015. It is hoped that some of the people who have made pledges will continue to pledge and donate directly to TRO.

In the meantime I am still way behind with continuing this contest and continue to apologise. I hope to contact last year’s winners as promised. Meanwhile the prize structure with the top grade anthology will have to be reviewed.

Please don’t be put off by last year’s wait

I read your stories and poems then smile and sometimes chat to myself! Like ‘Oh, how amazing. How wonderful.’ Could these be your’s?

Please read on to learn about this  competition, in support of Theatre Royal Onward Hyde, the charity fighting to save an  Edwardian gem, the

Theatre Royal, Hyde

in urgent need of help not just for the professional and amateur thespians but all the organisations in Hyde,working to bring the community together                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

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