Sunday, 3 June 2018

Commemorating 100... but 100 what?

This year, 2018 will be marked with commemorations of 100th Anniversaries... 

The end of the First World War, the formation of the Royal Air Force and the 1918 Representation of the People Act, giving women the right to vote. Watford Area Arts Forum, Watford Writers and Watford & Bushey Arts Society would like to invite you to express your interpretation on a theme of ‘100’ in art form or in writing. You can use one of the themes listed or any other reflection of 100 years ago or the number 100.

The winner of the competitions will receive a £50 cash prize and The Harrington Trophy, 2nd prize is £30 and 3rd is £20.

On Saturday, 28 July, at 2.30 pm presentations will be made to the winners of the competitions in both categories at Watford Museum. The prizes have been generously donated by Richard Harrington.

Art Challenge


Please submit your work with the theme ‘100’ and your interpretation of this, but please give your pictorial entry a title other than ‘100’.

Entries can be in any form; oils, water colours, pen and ink, collages, photographs etc.

Please bring your entry along to Watford Museum on Wednesday 4 July, between 11am and 4pm. All entries will be on display at the Museum (during normal opening hours) from 5 July until Saturday 28 July. You will have the option of putting your work up for sale, but they will remain in situ until the 28 July We are delighted that Sheelagh Frew Crane, a local artist, has agreed to judge the anonymous entries.

Writing Challenge


Can you come up with 500 words on the theme of ‘100’, they could be in the style of a factual or fictional story that you are bursting to write, or maybe a poem? You might put a modern twist on an old fashioned story or fable, suffragettes, the widows of WW1, or 100 years since Stonehenge.

The deadline for entry is Monday 11 June. The top ten entries will be displayed at Watford Museum, and the winners of the literary competition will be announced at a Watford Writers’ meeting on Monday 9 July at 7.30pm. All entrants are invited to the results night and the presentation event on Saturday 28 July at Watford Museum.

Please note the entries should have no less than 300 words.

More information


Full details for submitting your entry and full rules are available by downloading the following documents: WAAF-100 Art rules | WAAF Competiton- Art entry form 2018 | Literature Entry Form and rules 2018

More details also available are available at: www.watfordwriters.co.uk

Queries should be referred to Watfordwriters@gmail.com (Literature) or lwjbutler@live.co.uk (Art)