Manuscript and the University of Brighton join forces to run a creative handwriting competition

Pen company Manuscript and the University of Brighton have teamed up to promote handwriting among budding writers – and there is still time to take part in their #creativehandwriting competition!

Two prizes will be awarded – Best Prose and Best Handwriting – so if you are a student or a budding writer (or both!) just write by hand a 500 word story with the theme ‘THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT…’

Then scan or take a picture of your efforts and send them to manuscript@calligraphy.co.uk by the 30th November 2015.Creativehandwriting2

Don’t forget to share it on social media with the hashtag #creativehandwriting and tag @uniofbrighton and @manuscriptpenco

The winners will be chosen by Manuscript Pen Company and the University of Brighton and will receive prizes to the value of £50 (in Manuscript’s products and vouchers for the course book for students of the creative writing course at the University of Brighton).

Do help to spread the word about this initiative… Promote #handwriting #writingmatters!

Why all this fuss about handwriting?

For a lot of reasons:

Handwriting and cursive make you smarter

Handwriting is the nearest most of us get to an artistic gesture

Watching a person write is basically therapy 

Don’t stop writing with pens on paper, keep handwriting alive!

This is another initiative promoted by Manuscript Pen Company under the framework of the BBC Get Creative Campaign.

To see the previous BBC get creative campaign click here

Posted on 19th November 2015 by Vanessa Fortnam