Letters From Confinement
- Your Chance To Vote -
Submissions are now closed
From 100's of letters from around the world, our esteemed panel of judges have created a shortlist of 9 finalists. Now, the vote is over to you! We invite you to read our final 9 letters and cast your scores.
Or, read more about the project below.
Break the rhythm of your confinement!
Huntsman is offering the opportunity to engage your imagination, find an outlet for your frustrations, or simply try a new pass-time, inviting you to share your ‘letters from confinement’.
Inspired by Nick Farriella’s satirical fake letter from F. Scott Fitzgerald whilst quarantined in the South of France, Huntsman’s owner Pierre Lagrange reached to celebrated writers and journalists Adam Grant, Alec Russell, Ali Wentworth, Pi’erre Bourne, Cedric the Entertainer, Graydon Carter, Holly Peterson, Jay McInerney, and June Sarpong, as well as Leslie Bennetts, Niall Ferguson, Nick Foulkes, Nick Niarchos, Tara Westover, and Tony Marx who all graciously accepted to form a panel to find the best letters from confinement.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlJgATT8xgo&feature=youtu.be
In the days of social distancing, the healing power of sharing emotions with others cannot be underestimated.
Whether you’re like Huntsman forebears Ian Fleming, Gore Vidal, John Richardson, an already commended penman or a budding wordsmith in search of a new creative outlet, share your literary flair with us. We will of course accept anonymous submissions if you prefer. In addition to a £1000/USD1225 gift card to spend in the huntsman e-shop and a stay at Claridge's hotel, London, and beyond the honour to be selected by such an eminent gathering, the winner will see his letter read live by a surprise guest on Huntsman’s social media and will be published on our website.
Rules, terms and conditions:
- Letters need to be submitted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
- The deadline for submission is set as the 30th June 2020.
- Entries can be submitted as handwritten or typed documents, dust off that old Corona typewriter in the attic!
- Format is free, prose or poetry, give us more than 144 characters, but absolutely no more than 1,000 words, roughly 2 pages A4.
- We reserve the right to publish your letters online and on our social channels.
- Anonymous submissions are accepted
Get inspired by the team at 11 Savile Row, drafting their submissions!