“Shabbat and Me”

Tell us what Shabbat means to you

It can be as a story or piece of prose in no more than 500 words; a poem maximum 100 words; a two minute musical piece provided it has words or even a video blog again no longer than 2 minutes.

You can be as creative as you like.

There are three age groups:

  • Under 19 up to and including Year 6 (KS2);
  • Under 19 up to and including Year 13 (KS5);
  • and Over 19.

Entries must be in by 16:00 BST on Sunday 16th October 2016. Winners and presentation of prizes will take place during the ShabbatUK Challah Make at UHC on Thursday 10th November.

Entries to be sent to diane@dianesaunders.co.uk If you wish to hand deliver please ring Diane on 0113 2689102


  1. The subject and title of the work is “Shabbat and Me”
  2. The work can be presented as:
         Prose to a maximum of 500 words;
         Poetry to a maximum of 100 words;
         A musical piece with lyrics to a maximum length of 2 minutes Note only the lyrics need to be original;
         A piece to video camera to a maximum length of 2 minutes.
  3. There are three categories of entrant:
         Under 19 up to and including Year 6 (KS2)
         Under 19 up to and including Year 13 (KS5)
         Over 19
  4. The competition closes at 16:00 BST on Sunday 16th October 2016.
  5. The competition is free to enter.
  6. Individuals may enter more than once.
  7. No competitor may win more than one prize.
  8. Entries must be in English.
  9. Entries must be entirely the work of the entrant and by submitting you are confirming that the work is your own. The work must not have been previously published. Any evidence to the contrary will result in immediate disqualification.
  10. The judges’ decision is final, and no correspondence will be entered into concerning this decision.
  11. The copyright of entry remains with the author. However, authors of the winning work, by entering the competition, grant the Milim and ShabbatUK the right to publish and/or broadcast their work.

'From the Leylands to Leeds 17' Philippa Lester and Diane Saunders


Milim, meaning words in Ivrit, is made up of a group of like-minded people who came together last year to promote, stimulate and encourage reading and writing on aspects of Jewish thought, life, literature, history and culture for all in Leeds. This is our first festival and, if successful, we hope there will be many more.