Bevis Hillier Creative Writing Fifth Form Competition


This award celebrates the importance of creativity beyond the constraints of the curriculum and the wonderful writing talent that the Fifth Form possess. Congratulations to those shortlisted and who won prizes in the competition. The 2018 winner, Ella W, wrote an incredibly original story about Annie Taylor, the first woman to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel. She now takes her place amongst the decade of incredible winning writers we have had the pleasure to know at RGS. The runners-up were Lucy H and Emily C, with Highly Commended prizes going to Malvika S, Harvey N, and Amy B.

The annual competition is judged by renowned English art historian, author, journalist and Old Reigatian, Bevis Hillier. Entries spanned a wide range of subjects including the falling of a bomb upon a village to a spelling bee that spirals out of control. Mr Hillier spent a generous amount of time providing full annotation and feedback on the submitted pieces and particularly noted that the winner was a “born writer”, with many of the shortlisted pieces having moved him or left him with much to admire in the talent of the writers.

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