Amana Community Writing Project

amana writers competition

UPDATE FEB 2012 – Submissions now closed,Results to follow

Amana Foundation aims to compile an anthology of emotive and expressive poems and short stories written by members of the Greater Manchester community.


This will become a priceless collection of literature that conveys the essence and heart of the community and gives its members an opportunity to express their creative talents.


Please submit a poem or short story using the using following topic(s);

  • What does your Mother/Father mean to you?
  • Something/someone that inspires you
  • Your environment (e.g. house, school, street, town)
  • What does charity mean to you?
  • A visit (E.g. the hospital, the dentist etc.)
  • What if I were the teacher?
  • A special memory
  • What does culture mean to you?
  • Growing up
  • How do you feel about poverty?
  • If I could change one thing


*Note word limit for short story is a maximum of 3000 words

People of all ages are welcome to put forward a piece of writing on any of the above topics. Participants may only enter one piece of writing per theme, for example you may if you wish to write one poem/ short story for every theme but you cannot submit more than one piece for a single topic. A ceremony will be held and winners will be awarded prizes during February 2012. Once published, the anthology will be available to buy with proceeds going to Amana Foundation.

All entries must be sent to:  by 31st of January 2012.
Participants must include their name, age, address, contact details and institute of education if applicable with their written piece.

Age categories:  –
up to 11 years, 
11 – 16, 
16 – 21,

There will be a winner and runner up in each age category (however, we will acknowledge and celebrate every entry). All entries in English, however anyone wishing to write in Bangla is welcome. Anyone is welcome to write, whether you’re an individual, a community group, school, college or even a member of the local business community. Judges decision will be final.

For more information contact:[email href=””]amanafoundation [/email]