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Christmas Pudding for the Soul

We are currently very excited about our first publication, Day's Dying Glory, which will be published in April this year. Day's Dying Glory is an historical fiction novel set in Scotland and spanning the years 1806-1812. It is the story of three sisters who are forced to come to terms with the cruelties of loss, treason and betrayal, all whilst limited by the expectations of Society.

In conjunction with this project's Orcadian Book Launch, we are inviting secondary school pupils to take part in a competition to design a front cover for a booklet of 4 short stories that were written especially for Christmas 2016. The title, which must feature on the cover, is "Christmas Pudding for the Soul". Copies of the stories can be found attached to this email. The winner of this competition will be announced at the Day's Dying Glory Book Launch which is taking place in the St Magnus Centre on 6th May. The winner will receive a £50 One4All voucher, with small prizes for two highly commended entries.


All entries should be submitted electronically and will be judged by our authors. The deadline for entries will be midnight on Friday 7th April.



1.    Open to all secondary age pupils living in Orkney

2.    Entrants may only submit one entry

3.    The cover must be solely the work of the entrant

4.    Entries should be submitted electronically to - any technological challenge​s​ should be highlighted as            soon as possible

5.    Each submission will receive an emailed receipt

6.    Closing date is midnight Friday 7th April. We are not able to accept late entries

7.    The winner will be announced at the Day's Dying Glory book launch at the St Magnus Centre, Kirkwall, on 6th May

8.    Entries should be entitled with the pupil's name, eg. JohnDoe.jpeg

9.    The decision of the judging panel is final

10.  Crowvus will not enter into disputes with third parties

11.  Crowvus has first refusal to fully and indefinitely license the winning entry for publication, at no further cost

12.  The winner will be awarded a £50 Gift voucher. There is no cash alternative. There will also be a small prize for two highly                  commended entries

13.  The book cover should include the title: "Christmas Pudding for the Soul"

14.  By submitting an entry, you are agreeing to all 13 of the rules above​

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