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Writing Competition




Enter our great creative writing competition just for fun or for a chance to win a free creative writing or fiction writing course worth £340.00. 

Your story must include the preamble below, plus either continuation one or two. It should be no longer than 2,500 words in addition to the text supplied to begin your story with. i.e. After the words....."It all began the day I discovered time travel."

How you develop your story from there is entirely up to you, so get those creative juices flowing!



A man once remembered but now forgotten because he never came to prominence or perhaps never born, once declared "God is dead". He meant that belief in God was dead, killed by a new god developed by mankind, science. 

Today I testify to the truth of those words, because God is indeed dead and I killed him, using science as my weapon of mass destruction. 



But I failed to foresee the consequences of my actions and how very different the world is from how it was before. I thought my actions would create a better and fairer society, one without the threat of an all-seeing, all knowing supreme being hanging over individuals and acting as the glue and lubricant of the world. How wrong I was and oh how I wish so much that I could undo the harm I have inflicted on mankind due to my arrogance. 

It all began the day I discovered time travel. …………………………………………….



Because I changed what was to be, to what I wanted it to be, nobody in this world is aware of my fantastic contribution to the evolution of mankind as a species. Conrad’s “Heart of Darkness” and the cult film “Apocalypse Now,” leaves the audience with the impression that absolute power corrupts absolutely. Is that what happens when power is in the hands of one person? You decide.

It all began the day I discovered time travel. …………………………………………….



  1. FREE Creative Writing or Writing Fiction course to the winner (worth £340.00).
  2. The first runner-up will be awarded our 20-hour online course in Creative Writing (normally £99.00)
  3. second runner-up will receive the Creative Writing eBook (advertised at £14.95).

Every entrant will receive a 15% discount coupon code valid till 30th September 2019, which can be used by the them personally, or to purchase a voucher for a friend or family member as a present. The offer is available for the following courses:

Full details of the competition, how it will be judged, and the terms and conditions of entry can be found below.


Social Media Competition Terms and Conditions


  1. The promoter is: The Academy for Distance Ltd (company registration number. 07116015), whose registered office is at 18 Lower Bridge Street, Canterbury, Kent. United Kingdom. CT1 2LG.
  2. The competition is open to residents of any country aged 18 years or over except employees of the Academy for Distance Learning Ltd or ACS, their close relatives and anyone otherwise connected with the organisation or judging of the competition.
  3. There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition.
  4. By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.
  5. The competition will be promoted on Facebook, Linked-in, plus Twitter. Competition entries to be submitted in English and in a PDF format, via email to info@adlhomestudy.co.uk, with the words “Writing Competition” used as the subject title. 
  6. Only one entry will be accepted per person. Multiple entries from the same person will be disqualified.
  7. Closing date for entry will be 31st July 2019. After this date no further entries to the competition will be permitted.
  8. No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason.
  9. The rules of the competition and how to enter are as follows:
  • Competition entries to be submitted in English and in a PDF format, via email to info@adlhomestudy.co.uk, with the words “Writing Competition” used as the subject title.
  • The story should be of 2,500 words or less, excluding the beginning already supplied, i.e. After "It all began the day I discovered time travel"…..
  1. The promoter reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition and these terms and conditions without notice in the event of a catastrophe, war, civil or military disturbance, act of God or any actual or anticipated breach of any applicable law or regulation or any other event outside of the promoter’s control. Any changes to the competition will be notified to entrants as soon as possible by the promoter.
  2. The promoter is not responsible for inaccurate prize details supplied to any entrant by any third party connected with this competition.
  3. The prizes are as follows:
  • 1st Prize – a choice of either: Creative Writing or Writing Fiction 100-hour certificate courses
  • 2nd Prize – 20-hour online course in Creative Writing
  • 3rd Prize – Creative Writing PDF eBook
  1. The prizes are as stated, and no cash or other alternatives will be offered. The prizes are not transferable. Prizes are subject to availability and we reserve the right to substitute any prize with another of equivalent value without giving notice.
  2. Winners will be chosen by a panel of judges appointed by The Academy for Distance Learning Ltd.
  3. The winners will be notified by email and/or direct message on Twitter/Facebook or Linked-in within 28 days of the closing date. If the winners cannot be contacted or does not claim the prize within 14 days of notification, we reserve the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and pick a replacement winner.
  4. The promoter will notify the winner when and where the prize can be collected / is delivered.
  5. The promoter’s decision in respect of all matters to do with the competition will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  6. By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.
  7. The competition and these terms and conditions will be governed by English law and any disputes will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England.
  8. The winners agree to the use of his/her name and image in any publicity material, as well as their entry. Any personal data relating to the winner or any other entrants will be used solely in accordance with current UK data protection legislation and will not be disclosed to a third party without the entrant’s prior consent.
  9. The winners’ names will be available 28 days after closing date by emailing the following address: info@adlhomestudy.co.uk
  10. Entry into the competition will be deemed as acceptance of these terms and conditions.
  11. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Network. You are providing your information to The Academy for Distance Learning and not to any other party. The information provided will be used in conjunction with the following Privacy Policy found at /privacy-policy.


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