Our writing competition has landed!

Written by Billy


This year we are very proud to sponsor a ‘Big Hoot’, one of the giant owls making up a part of the Ipswich Art Trail raising money and awareness for St Elizabeth Hospice.

We are feeling very inspired by the event and want to help the hospice raise as much money as possible. We also want to get as many people as possible involved AND leave a lasting legacy of our wonderful owl, ‘Feeling Hoot Hoot Hoot’. So we have decided to launch a writing competition – and we need your help!


We want your owl-inspired stories, poems and prose (maximum 500 words).

Maybe your owl loves computers and technology? Or maybe he’s ‘feeling hoot hoot hoot’ and is trying to cool down? Perhaps he is trying to find the best place to perch in Ipswich? It really is up to you….

The entries, chosen by our judging panel, will then be included in a book with illustrations and artwork by our dedicated artist Jo Burrows (of My Little Paintpot) and available during the Big Hoot event


Submissions will be judged by age group:-

Group 1 – School years 1 & 2

Group 2 – School years 3 & 4

Group 3 – School years 5 & 6

Group 4 – School years 7 – 11

Each chosen entry will win a copy of the book and one winner from each category will also win a £10 book voucher.

The closing date for entries is midnight on 1st May 2022 and winners will be notified the week commencing 16th May. We apologise that entries cannot be returned.


Email your entry to [email protected] and include your Name, Age, School Year and parents/guardian’s contact details.

The judges decision is final. no correspondence will be entered into. Participants agree that their work can be reproduced and printed. All profits will be donated to St Elizabeth Hospice.