WH Smith Young Writers Competition

Scope and Content

Typewritten letters, with typewritten and printed enclosures sent to Hughes relating to his work as a judge of the WH Smith Young Writers competition. The Young Writers competition began as the Daily Mirror's Children's Literary Competition in 1959 before being taken over by WH Smith in 1977. Hughes was a judge for the children's writing competition from the mid 1960s and served as the Chairman of the judges during the later years of his involvement. Includes some of the material entered in the competition; the names of judges and some of their opinions about the entries. Five copies of a magazine entitled 'Young Writer' with an accompanying letter from Lois Beeson, who worked for WH Smith; and letters to Ted and Carol Hughes from Michael Baldwin about the reorganisation of the competition following the end of WH Smith's involvement in 1998 are also included. Pages from a draft piece written about the competition by Hughes when it was still called 'The Daily Mirror Children's Literary Competition' are also included.

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