Competition Rules

Deadline: Friday January 31 at 5 pm.

Previously published pieces are not eligible for submission and entries must be pupils’ own work. Please do not send multiple submissions even if you are enthusiastic!

Winners consent to participate in any related publicity.

Competition is open to children in all primary schools where HC3S provide catering.

No changes can be made once entries have been submitted. The decision of the judges is final, and no correspondence will be entered into.

Winners will be contacted by email and a notice published on Facebook within three weeks.

Two school libraries will receive books to the value of £150. One winner from each age group will have an overall prize of £25. HC3S reserve the right to award runner up prizes in both age groups.

GDPR statement:

The personal data you provide upon entering the Food to Flourish schools' writing competition held by HC3S and the The Word Forest Organisation will be treated in accordance with Data Protection Legislation. Your data will only be used to process your application to enter the competition, used to judge the competition and award the prize and in any related publicity It will not be shared with third parties.

The data will be stored for the duration of the competition and retained for up to one year for associated publicity.

The legal basis for our use of this information is Performance of a Public Interest task.

You have some legal rights in respect of the personal information we collect from you. Please see our website Data Protection page for further details:

You can contact the County Council's Data Protection Officer at

If you have a concern about the way we are collecting or using your personal data, you should raise your concern with us in the first instance or directly to the Information Commissioner's Office at