All entries will be read by the short listing team who will identify the top 10 pieces of work in each category. The judging criteria are:
• Structure and writing style
• Characterisation (short stories only)
• Interpretation of competition theme
• Originality/Imagination
• Vocabulary

We’re delighted to announce that our judges for 2018 are three fantastic local ambassadors for creative writing.

Heather Rosser, David Hingley and John Landaw.

They are all published authors living and writing in Oxfordshire. We thank them for their time and enthusiastic support for the Deddington Festival Writing Competition. More details about each author can be found on the Meet the Judges page.