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Sponsorship & Advertising

Connect with Dorset residents and writers by sponsoring elements or all of the festival.


Have a look at our summary of 2023 here to give you a taste of what we achieved.

See our press coverage to date.

2024 Sponsorship Opportunities

Creative Writing Competition for Schools and Home-Educated Children

Sponsorship of the writing competition we curate for primary schools, secondary schools and home-educated children within Dorset.

Last year, we partnered with AFC Bournemouth to create a football-themed competition, where the winners each received fabulous AFCB prizes - including meeting the women's team! 


This year, our theme is nature and sustainability. We are working with Dorset Goes Wild and Hengistbury Writers' Group to expand our competition to involve even more children to write. With this sponsorship, we aim to reach all 274 schools within BCP and Dorset and 47,000 families.

As part of the sponsorship to enable more kids to write, you'll receive exclusivity, logo and branding on all materials (including on collateral going into schools) plus exposure at the winners event.

Writing Competition

Sponsorship of the Bournemouth Writing Festival writing competition, which allows us to offer free entry for disadvantaged or low-income writers


As Silver below, plus a full page in the resulting anthology, social media presence with everything to do with the competition, including 

  • Branding/involvement of your choice in all marketing.

  • Exposure at our launch event on Thursday 25th January.

  • ‘Winners event’ on Sunday 28th April at Pavilion Dance. 

Networking Events

Sponsorship of our networking events.


This includes: 

  • Friday night social at a bar within Bournemouth Town Centre

  • "Genre breakfasts" where writers and authors attended local, independent cafes met other writers writing in the same genre.

  • Informal lunch and dinner networking meetups on both days in cafes and restaurants in Bournemouth Town Centre. A volunteer host will be there to welcome, ice-break and make people feel part of a community.

  • Branding and involvement of your choice (where permissible) in all marketing.



  • Logo on the website.

  • 1/2 page advert in the Festival Magazine.

  • 2 free tickets for any event.

  • Social media posting.




  • Logo on the website.

  • Full page advert in the Festival Magazine.

  • 4 free tickets for any event.

  • Social media posting.




  • Sponsorship of individual events or activities

  • Logo on the website and promotional materials.

  • Full page advert in the Festival Magazine.

  • 10 free tickets for any event.

  • Social media postings.

£ depending on event/activity

Goodie Bags

We are also looking for local companies to provide items for goodie bags for our speakers and delegates. If you'd like to provide your product, please get in touch. Leaflet inserts carry a charge of £25.

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