The search for Bournemouth’s next budding young writer is over as the Beales Writing Competition in conjunction with the Pride in Bournemouth event closed Saturday 13th August. All the entries have been read and independently judged by a panel of readers at the Bournemouth Libraries. The two lucky winners have been invited to the store on Saturday 3rd September to receive their prizes. £100 worth of Beales vouchers, VIP tickets to the Pride in Bournemouth Grand Finale Auction and to meet Martin Clunes and an ‘Adopt a lion’ gift from the Born Free Foundation are the fantastic prizes each winner will be presented with. The two winning stories will also be published on the Bournemouth Echo’s and author of the story, Lauren St. John’s websites.
Charlie Langhorne, Director of Pride in Bournemouth and Wild in Art will be suitably dressed as a safari ranger to award the children with their prizes in the store at 11am Saturday 3rd September.
Carole Rigby, Store Director of Beales, Bournemouth commented, ‘We are pleased so many children took part in our writing competition and have been amazed at the creativity and great imagination used by all entrants. This community event has been very positive and we have enjoyed our involvement. Our Beales lion, Winston, has certainly gained some fans and we hope he raises lots of money at the final auction event.’