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Family Voices Award 2021

We are now accepting entries for our annual Family Voices Competition. This is a poetry and creative writing competition for friends and family members who have lived through someone else’s drug, alcohol or gambling problem to express their thoughts and feelings in a creative and constructive way. While it is often difficult to talk about this subject, family members can find it helpful and therapeutic to write about it.

Entries are encouraged to be of a positive nature, and despite the considerable challenges families and friends often face with their loved ones, the piece of writing should endeavour to reflect positively on the nature of their relationship.

Read last year's winning entry here.

All entries must be received by 12pm on the 1st of December.

Winners will be notified by Friday 3rd December and will be invited to an online lunchtime festive celebration with a celebrity guest the following week (exact date and time tbc) where they will receive their £150 prize.

The two runners up will receive a £100 prize and will also have their entries read out at the online event.

Please let us know in your entry email if you are happy to give permission for your entry to be shared on our website/ social media.

What to enter: An original piece of writing or a poem of up to 500 words

Where to send it:

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