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Write your own Historical Fiction Competition

posted 29 Dec 2018, 02:34 by Web Admin   [ updated 29 Dec 2018, 02:37 ]

The Historical Association Historical Fiction Prize and the Joan Blyth Memorial Prize

Write your own Historical Fiction Competition 2019

Historical Association - The voice for history
Our historical fiction competition has gone from strength to strength and each year we are so impressed by the number and standard of entries we receive around such a wide range of historical periods and settings.

One of the key attributes of historical fiction is that it has a convincing setting in a past time and place. Students can set their stories in ANY* period or place in the past, so the story can fit in with and extend any historical topic you may be studying. Winning students will each receive a cash prize of £25 and an engraved Bath Aqua Blue glass paperweight. Schools will receive a year’s FREE subscription to the HA.

*While we encourage and accept stories from a wide variety of periods and settings, we recognise that some periods and topics carry sensitivities that do not lend themselves easily to fictionalised accounts.


  1. This is for students from Years 7,8 and 9.
  2. There are three prizes for the best individual story and also for the best individual character. There will also be prizes from the RPA history team.
  3. Adleka in Year 9 won best character last year.
  4. You can also look at the Historical Association website to see past winners and be inspired.
  5. You can ask for general help/guidance from the history team before the deadline but they must be submitted to us by Friday 17 May 2019 and we will decide a final three to be sent to the HA.
  6. Posters with more information will be displayed in history and the library
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