Jane Austen Letter Writing Competition

Celebrate Jane Austen:



  • 2017 will mark the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death, and Hampshire Cultural Trust is working with Jane Austen’s House Museum and many other partners across the county to celebrate Jane’s creativity and talent.
  • Jane Austen was a great writer of letters, and children aged 7-16 are challenged to write a letter of 400 words or under on any subject addressed ‘Dear friend’.
  • This competition is open to young writers across Hampshire.
  • Pupils should write about a day in their life, real or imagined, humorous or adventurous.
  • 1st prize: £50 national book token.
  • 2nd prize: £25 national book token.


  • Deadline – 28th February 2017.