€10K writing contest still open to Limerick students

At the launch of the writing competition were Reece Holmes and Sean Hanley from CBS primary school, Mayor Kathleen Leddin and Sue Ann Foley [Picture: Alan Place]
A competition dreamed up by JP McManus to encourage pupils and students across Limerick to produce the ‘write’ ideas about how Limerick could be a better place has had its closing date extended.

A competition dreamed up by JP McManus to encourage pupils and students across Limerick to produce the ‘write’ ideas about how Limerick could be a better place has had its closing date extended.

Some €10,000 will be available to students in primary, secondary and third-level institutions across Limerick in a short story competition.

It is part of the new schools category in the Going for Gold initiative where students are invited to write a short story with the theme ‘How would you make Limerick a better place?’

Sue Ann Foley, director of the JP McManus Benevolent Fund said: “We are delighted to announce we have extended the deadline and we hope this will give students some additional time to put their creative writing skills to the test! We have already had huge interest from schools across the county and we hope that this support will continues to grow”.

The new deadline for entries is Friday, May 23.

For more details, check out the Going for Gold Facebook page.