Over the summer Arransound.com will be running a number of competitions with great prizes.
Our first one is the BIG STORY WRITING COMPETITiON launching on 30th May 2021.
Arransound.com has been broadcasting Barb Taub’s hilarious and informative books over the last month and listeners have told us how much they are enjoying Barb’s readings.
We thought that as some of you have previously sent in poems and stories to Arransound.com, you might like to have a go at something a little more adventurous.
So, can YOU write a story as good as those by Barb Taub? Can YOU make us laugh out loud? Can YOU describe in vivid detail a place or event so amazingly that you create a picture in our minds of disastrous mayhem or an epically unforgettable experience?
Maybe something went hilariously wrong or fabulously right? Whatever and whichever it is, if YOU think you can write an interesting description of YOUR holiday then please get down to writing YOUR story right now and share your holiday dramas with Arransound.com
The competition is to write a short chapter, based on YOUR holiday experiences, real or imagined, at home or abroad. Barb herself will be judging them and will narrate the winning story and runners up, on Arransound.com
The winner and runners up will also win a copy of Barb's book,"Life begins when the kids leave home and the dog dies", with the supreme winner receiving the fabulous and absolutely latest, Kindle Fire Tablet
To Get Started, Read on:
Entries should be the length of a short chapter, but certainly no more than 2000 words and must be your original work. All entries must be clearly marked with the full name and address of the author and regardless of who submits the work, the assumption will be they do so with the Author’s full permission.
Entries can be poems, short stories, memoirs, or essays. (No visual art or graphics because...we are on radio!
On the submissions or contact buttons on the website at Arransound.com
By email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Submissions must be received before midnight on 30 June, 2021. All correspondence will be done by email The winner will be announced at noon on the 31st July on Arransound.com
There is no fee to enter and authors retain all copyrights to their work. However, by submitting to Arransound.com the authors give their permission for all entries to be performed and broadcast at a time and date of Arransound.com’s choosing and shared on Barb Taub’s blog barbtaub.com
These rules apply to all competition entries and for all and any competition Arransound.com runs both on and off the radio station.All submissions and entries must be accompanied by your full name and address along with your email or telephone information.
All correspondence will be done via email unless otherwise stated.
By submitting any competition entries, in audio, written or in any image format, (drawing, photograph, painting etc.) the submitter is providing Arransound.com the rights to use the said submission for publicity purposes and legitimate Arransound.com reasons, without any payment of any kind due to the originator or submitter. The Copyright will remain with the submitter.
Our next Big Competition will be to win a fabulous coffee table book, ‘Hurricane Hutch’s Top Ten Ships of the Clyde’. This competition will run alongside Arransound.com broadcasting the series, narrated by Scotland's own film star Bill Paterson.
We have not forgotten the children of course and presently have a drawing competition in collaboration with The Arran Arts Heritage Trail, pick up a Trail leaflet around the island.
We will shortly be announcing a Children's writing competition with prizes, including the beautifully illustrated book "Bananas' from the series 'The Adventures of Captain Bobo' as Arransound.com broadcasts the omnibus edition.
Watch out for information, questions and dates on Arransound.com website and broadcast daily 24/7