WIN a Dragonfly Tea & Henley Literary Festival package

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Lose yourself in a good book and indulge in the tastes and aromas of your favourite artisan tea, with our Dragonfly Tea and Henley Literary Festival giveaway…

To celebrate the 2017 Dragonfly Tea Short Story Competition, we have teamed up with organisers Dragonfly Tea and Henley Literary Festival to offer one lucky reader the opportunity to win an indulgent prize package worth over £100.

The Dragonfly Tea Short Story Competition is open to all unknown budding writers and, this year, the theme for the main competition is Journey. Ever since tea chests began travelling along the fabelled spice routes, the little green leaf has been at the heart of many a journey – from journeys of the mind, to journeys of the spirit, and of course grand journeys across the land. In the children’s competition, entries are considered in three age categories (ages 4-7, 8-11, 12-15), with winners receiving book vouchers for themselves and their schools. The theme for these marvellous tales will be Maps.

Dragonfly Tea Short Story Competition logo

Shortlisted entries will be read and reviewed by an outstanding panel of judges, including comedian and writer Helen Lederer, journalist-turned-novelist Paula Cocozza and Daily Mail Literary Editor Sandra Parsons. Baroness Floella Benjamin and Hugless Douglas creator David Melling will be picking the worthy winners in the children’s competition. The closing date for all entries to the 2017 Dragonfly Tea Short Story Competition is 11:59pm Monday 31st July 2017, so pick up a pen and get writing!

Whether you are a budding writer, or simply an enthusiastic reader, enter our fabulous competition to win a wonderful Dragonfly Tea and Henley Literature Festival package, which includes:

  • A Dragonfly Tea luxury Tea Chest No1 Candle. Created by one of the world’s most accomplished perfumers, Alberto Morillas, the candle is steeped in warm and fragrant tea notes, with a slight muscatel sweetness and aromatic hints of fine aged wood.
  • Four boxes from Dragonfly’s artisan Tea House range. Inspired by the golden age of tea and sourced with care, this beautiful new collection is a celebration of some of the highest quality and most authentic teas from around the world. 
  • A £40 voucher to spend on tickets for this year’s Henley Literary Festival. This year’s programme of talks, Q&As and performances features novelists Paula Hawkins, Ayisha Malik and Joanne Harris; Russell Brand; politicians past and present Jess Phillips, Vince Cable & Roy Hattersley; Pointless star Richard Osman; Radio 1’s Gemma Cairney; and family events with Michael Morpurgo, Alison Steadman, Radio 1’s Greg James and Holly Smale. Tickets for the festival, which takes place from 2-8th October, go on general sale on 17th July)

Dragonfly Tea and Henley Literature festival competition prize


To enter our competition, just answer the following question…

What are this year’s themes for the Dragonfly Tea Short Story Competition, in association with Henley Literary Festival?
a) Pens and Paper
b) Reading and Writing
c) Journey and Maps

Email your answer, along with your name, postal address and contact telephone number to

Please include ‘Dragonfly Tea & Henley Literary Festival competition’ in the subject line of the email. The deadline for entries is midnight on 31st July 2017

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Terms and conditions apply: No cash alternative and non-refundable. Competition is open to all residents of Great Britain and Ireland. Employees of Exclusive Magazines, their families or any agency connected with this competition are not eligible to enter. Entries received after the specified closing date will be ineligible. Winners will be notified by email. You must be over 18 years old to enter.

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