Thanks for your support and encouragement, folks!
Yes, I guess I was a bit discouraged ... but you're right, it happens all over the place - not just here. I probably will do some more competitions some time, and another possibility has been suggested by Lizzie too so we'll see how that goes.
Des - I'm sure Allen will enjoy it! I'm looking forward to getting my copy of Busy Blood
from Terry anyway!
Stephen - that doesn't surprise me about the Keighley News
. My husband used to work for the publishers of that and the Telegraph & Argus
- the words "poor" and "circulation" spring to mind!
Jim - I did think that travelling distance would be a factor in the Discover Festival competition. After all, no-one would enter if they knew they couldn't get to Leicestershire for it.
Anyway, watch this space (or, rather, this section of the board) in case I do do another comp some time soon ...