Revitalise500 Writing Competition

As part of the new Revitalise #CareforCarers campaign, we are launching our Revitalise500 Writing Competition, giving you the chance to win a seven-day respite care break at the Revitalise centre of your choice.

Whether you’re a carer or someone who is cared for, we want to hear your stories of lockdown and beyond. We are asking for you to write up to 500 words about your experiences. We want to hear about the highs and the lows. The laughter and the tears. Make it as descriptive as you can.

The winning entry will be chosen by our panel of celebrity judges, including BBC Radio 2 DJ, Mark Radcliffe, actress and presenter Samantha Renke, Endeavour actress, Carol Royle and Paralympic Gold Medalist, David Smith MBE. Second and third place entries will be awarded £250 and £150 Revitalise vouchers respectively, these can be put towards your next holiday or spent at our centres.

The Judges

Sam Renke

Mark Radcliffe

David Smith MBE

Carol Royle






Step 1

Choose your preferred format:
1. A Short Story of up to 500 words or
2. Poem of between 250 and 500 words

Step 2

We would like you to create a masterpiece that tells your story of lockdown and beyond.

Step 3

Email your entry to* [We will accept a spoken word recording from those with different abilities] OR
Post it to 212 Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, London, N1 0QH

*Please submit your entry before midnight on Friday 6 November.

Please, don’t forget to include your full name and address, your email or contact number and the names of those in your family you would like to mention. We would also like a photo of you so we can put a face to the name.

(Mark Radcliffe Image – Palin Images)