Manuscript and the University of Brighton launch the Creative Handwriting Competition – BBC get creative

Manuscript and the University of Brighton have teamed up to promote handwriting among budding writers. There is nothing better than writing down your best prose by hand…yes, you have understood us correctly, no technology involved! (Well actually there is quite a bit of engineering & technology behind the manufacturing of a pen…).

If you are a student or a budding writer (both?) take part in the #creativehandwriting competition this month!

Just write by hand a 500 word story with the theme


Hand over your paper to your tutor (if you are a student of creative writing at the University of Birmingham) and/or send a scan or image to by the 30th November 2015.

Don’t forget to share it on social media with the hashtag #creativehandwriting and tag @uniofbrighton and @manuscriptpenco

The winners will be chosen by Manuscript Pen Company and the University of Brighton for the categories – Best Prose and Best Handwriting – and will be awarded prizes to the value of £50 (in Manuscript’s products and vouchers for the course book for students of the creative writing course at the University of Brighton).

Spread the word about this initiative, send this flyer to all your friends! Promote #handwriting!


Why all this fuss about handwriting?

For a lot of reasons:

Handwriting and cursive make you smarter

Handwriting is the nearest most of us get to an artistic gesture

Watching a person write is basically therapy 

Don’t stop writing with pens on paper, keep handwriting alive!


This is another initiative promoted by Manuscript Pen Company under the framework of the BBC Get Creative Campaign.

To see the previous BBC get creative campaign click here


Date: 02.10.15