We want to hear your stories featuring Newport Minster.

Could you write historical fiction with The Minster as the backdrop? Could one of your characters have a connection to the building? Are there monsters in the Minster, romance in the corportation pews, aliens in St Thomas’ Square, a murder in the belfry? It’s up to you!

The competition is open to writers aged between 7 and 16 years. There are two age catagories 7 to 11 and 12 to 16. There is a prize for the best story in each age group.

The Rules

Your story must be no more than 750 words long (less is fine).

There must a link to Newport Minster in your story.

We are only accepting stories this year, sorry no poetry or raps.

Punctuation and grammar won’t be judged, we just want to hear your tale.

The story must be submitted via email by an adult with a completed application form. You can download one here or pick one up from the IW Story Festival

All stories should be submitted by midnight on Saturday 13th April 2024.

Our volunteer judges will announce their favourites by 30th June 2024 and winner will be notified by email.