Writing Competitions

NUHA Blogging Prize

The NUHA Blogging Prize is open until October 13, 2018.

Free to enter. They want to hear what you have to say about ‘education’.

Adult Prize: up to $2,400. Youth Prize: up to $900. Young Writers Prize: up to $250.

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Children’s Poetry Competition: Meath Writers’ Circle

The Children’s Poetry Competition: Meath Writers’ Circle is open until May 16, 2018.

Theme: “My Favourite…” There are two age categories, 8-10 and 11-13. Submit one poem of 20 lines or less about your favourite person, place, thing, activity, etc.

Send entries to Gabriel Mc Donnell, Celgarrow, Enfield, Co. Meath. Prizes/certificates will be awarded to the winners of each category.

Doris Gooderson Short Story Competition

The Doris Gooderson Short Story Competition is open until July 12, 2018.

Submit stories of up to 1,200 words on any subject.

Prizes: £200, £100, £50. Entry Fee: £5. 50% of the profits will go to the Severn Hospice.

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Red Shed Poetry Competition 2018

The Red Shed Poetry Competition 2018 is open until April 28, 2018.

Judge: Maria Isakova Bennett. Entry Fee: £3 for the first entry, £2 for subsequent entries.

Prizes: £100, £50. ​Shortlisted poems: £10

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March 2018 Competition Results

Congratulations to Jean Cooper Moran, our March 2018 winner! You can read the winning entry here.

Oliver Goldsmith Poetry Competition

The Oliver Goldsmith Poetry Competition is open until April 27, 2018.

This year’s judge for the adult competition is poet, Gerard Smyth.

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Frome Festival Short Story Competition

The Frome Festival Short Story Competition is open until May 31, 2018.

Margaret Graham will judge the competition entries. Prizes: £400, £200, £100. Entry Fee: £8

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Southport Writers’ Circle International Poetry Competition

The Southport Writers’ Circle International Poetry Competition is open until April 30, 2018.

Prizes: £150, £75, £25. There’s an additional prize, the Humour Prize, £25. The winners will be published online.

Entry Fee: £3.40 each, £10.50 for four.

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First Novel Prize 2018

The First Novel Prize 2018 is open until May 31, 2018.

Prizes: £1000, £250, £100. Entry fee: £25

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RW Flash Fiction Prize 2018

The RW Flash Fiction Prize 2018 is open until October 28, 2018.

Prizes: £350, £200, £100. Shortlisted: £15. All winning and shortlisted stories will be published in an annual anthology. Entry Fee: £8. Judge: Kathy Fish

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Mslexia Women’s Fiction Awards

The Mslexia Women’s Fiction Awards are open until October 1, 2018.

There are four categories: children’s novel, novella, short story, flash fiction.
Prizes: Children’s Novel: first prize is £5,000. Short Story: £5,000. Novella: £1,000. Flash Fiction: £500. Prizes also include publication, a writers’ retreat, introductions to agents and editors, manuscript feedback, pitch training and mentoring.

Entry Fee: £5 for flash fiction, £10 for short stories, £25 for children’s novel, £15 for novellas.

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Ver Poets Open Competition

The Ver Poets Open Competition is open until April 30, 2018. Adrian Buckner will be judging the entries.

Prizes: £600, £300, £100. The winners and selected poems will be published in an anthology.

Entry Fee: £4 each or £10 for three.

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Edinburgh International Flash Fiction Award

The Edinburgh International Flash Fiction Award is open until April 30, 2018.

The winner will receive £500, an invitation to participate and perform during the annual Scottish Arts Club Short Story Awards Dinner, publication in an anthology, a trophy and a dedicated page on their new website.

Entry Fee: £5 per story. All funds raised are used to support the arts in Scotland.

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12th International Welsh Poetry Competition 2018

The 12th International Welsh Poetry Competition 2018 is open until May 27, 2018.

Prizes: £500, £250, £100, publication on their website and in an anthology. Judge: Sally Spedding. Entry Fee: £6 per poem

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Poets Meet Politics International Open Poetry Competition 2018

The Poets Meet Politics International Open Poetry Competition 2018 is open until April 28, 2018.

Submit poems on any theme related to politics. The entry fee is €12.

Prizes: €500, one week’s accommodation in the Creativity Cabin, €100.

More here.