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The Witness Writing Competition

1st Prize: £100

2nd Prize: £75

3rd Prize: £50

Closing date: 25th July 2011

Entry fee: £2.50

(free to Premier1 Members)

If I had only known the danger I would be putting myself in by witnessing that one event, I would have made sure I was a million miles away and my life would have retained some sense of normality at least.

To enter this competition, you must write your story in the first person (as in the above example) and you must use the given sentence at some point within your story.

You have up to 1500 words including the title and the sentence provided and your entry must be original and previously unpublished.

Please submit your story by email to  and write ‘The Witness’ in the subject line.

Please remember that it takes time to read and review all of the submissions and therefore can take a few months before the winning submission is announced. Entry into this competition implies acceptance to all of the terms.
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