'My Home the Chilterns' - A Chiltern Stories competition

‘My Home the Chilterns’ – A Chiltern Stories competition

As part of the Chiltern Stories festival, we held a Children’s Story competition aimed at Key Stage 2 and 3.

The Competition

The competition was aimed at ages 7 – 15 and themed around our Understanding the Chilterns project aims.

The entrants were encouraged to think about:

  • How were the Chilterns special in the past?
  • How are the Chilterns special today?
  • How are the Chilterns represented in print?
  • How are the Chilterns at risk?

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The participants were asked to write a story of maximum 500 words in either non-fictional, fictional, soundscape or spoken word or in poetry form. Their stories focussed on:

  • The Chilterns as your home in past, present or future
  • What does home mean to you, and how does, or doesn’t, the Chilterns fit into that?
  • What is a home in the Chilterns like, or could be in an ideal world?
  • How do other people view the Chilterns as home either in reality, in cultural representation, and does this view differ or corelate with your view?
  • What piece of the Chiltern’s would you take with you were you to find a new home?
  • What is special about your home the Chilterns?

Prize Giving Ceremony

From over 40 entries, 8 winners, with one overall winner, were selected by a judging panel which consisted of members of Wycombe Museum and the Chalk, Cherries and Chairs team.

Each winner won a copy of their own book, illustrated by Author in Me and a ‘Discover and Make’ voucher for the museum. The overall winner also won a schools education session for their school.

A prize giving event was held at Wycombe Museum in July 2023. It was a special day for all involved.

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We would like to thank all the children who got involved in the competition! We hope you feel more connected with your home, the Chilterns.

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