Write to win a trip to the isle of Jura

Jura Distillery_viewJura Whisky, makers of single malt Scotch whisky, are searching for the world’s greatest storyteller and invite you to submit your best tale.

All you need to do is submit your story to the whisky producer’s #WinningWords competition, and you could win a luxury trip for two to Jura, a remote isle off the west coast of Scotland.

The prize includes three nights accommodation at the Jura Lodge, famously used as a writing retreat by the likes of George Orwell, who wrote much of 1984 there.

Currently, each week a different theme is posted on Jura Whisky’s website, and writers encouraged to submit a story in just 1,000 characters (that’s characters, not words!) or fewer on that theme. Three stories will be chosen each week and turned into illustrations.

Once all themes are complete, voting will open, and one lucky writer to win a three-night trip for two to the isolated isle. The island has just one road, one shop, one pub and one distillery, but with views like these what more could you need?

Jura Island_view

The trip will include a VIP tour of Jura with a speedboat trip to the Corryvreckan whirlpool – plenty of inspiration for more tales!

The competition closes on Tuesday 4th February 2014.

For full details and the chance to read tales already submitted, head to www.jurawhisky.com.