Competitions 2011

Sofa Workshop armchair1. Who won an armchair from Sofa Workshop?

Congratulations to Eleanor Douglas of Chiswick, who has won an armchair of her choice from Sofa Workshop in Chiswick High Road. 
She has chosen the Little Lady armchair, as seen at the Chiswick Book Festival (and pictured right). The chair was donated by Sofa Workshop in Chiswick High Road, which organised the prize draw. SofaWorkshop


2. Young People's Poetry Competition

If you're a teacher, or are aged between 8 and 13, don't miss the results of our new Young People's Poetry Competition. The winners were announced and the first prizes presented after the Michael Morpurgo talk on Friday September 16th. The poems were read and discussed at the Poetry Workshop at lunchtime on Saturday 17th. You can see the winners' names here and the winning poems displayed in Waterstone's, Chiswick High Road.

3. The Big Festival Quiz 2011

Beg Festival Quiz prizeCongratulations to Jennifer Smith of Dorset who has won £300 of books (right) in the Big Festival Quiz 2011, following a draw of the entrants who got all the answers right. The runners-up - who win only our esteem - were Joanna Kennedy, Cathie James and Sara Gronmark.

You can see the Questions and Answers here (if link not working, please copy and paste in your browser):

4. 'Chiswick Unlocked' quiz for children

Who has won a complete set of Unlocked Guides, the travel guides for children? The quizzes were available during the Festival and the winners will be announced shortly.

5. And do you remember this competition from last year?

English Heritage competitionCalling all budding playwrights!

Last year, English Heritage and Chiswick House & Gardens Trust were looking for talented writers to create a short sketch based on a historical view of Chiswick gardens. From the scene of grand balls to a place of healing as a Victorian mental asylum, Chiswick House has had a long and varied history. English Heritage and the CHGT were looking for an alternative take on Chiswick’s past. 

Ten signs were installed in the restored gardens, each showing a historical view of Chiswick.  Empty golden picture frames above each sign capture how the same view looks today. These images provided the inspiration for the sketches, which were designed to be listened to – like a radio play – and no longer than 3 minutes in length when read aloud. 

The winning entries have now been recorded as part of an audio trail at Chiswick House & Gardens and can hear them here.

You can see the winners of the 2010 competitions here.