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Suffolk Young Poets Comp  Closing date: 27th January 2020. Prizes: Illustrated posters, book tokens, prizewinners event and workshop, and more. Free entry. Looking for: Poems, up to 3, by a child living in Suffolk. Website: http://www.poetrypeople.co.uk/2019-syp-competition/4594720719 The Fresher Writing Prize - Short Story Closing date: 27th January 2020 Prizes: £200 cash prize. Feedback and advice. Plus a professionally produced recording of your work. Entry fee: £7. Looking for: Up to 3000 words maximum. Further details: Fantasy, Romance, Science Fiction, Children’s etc. Entrants must be over 16 years old on the closing date. Website: https://www.fresherpublishing.co.uk/the-fresher-writing-prize-3/ The Fresher Writing Prize - Poetry Closing date: 27th January 2020 Prizes: £200 cash prize. Feedback and advice. Plus a professionally produced recording of your work. Entry fee: £7. Looking for: Up to 42 lines. Further details: Fantasy, Romance, Science Fiction, Children’s etc. Entrants must be over 16 years old on the closing date. Website: https://www.fresherpublishing.co.uk/the-fresher-writing-prize-3/ National Flash Fiction Youth Competition Closing date: 7th February 2020. Prizes:  £100, £75 and £50 in Waterstones vouchers. Entry fee: See website. Looking for: Stories must be no more than 360 words (including the title). Further details: Entrants should be  current Years 11,12 & 13 students, or Higher/Advanced students, aged 15–19 and studying in the UK. Website: https://www1.chester.ac.uk/flash-fiction/youthcompetition The 15 Elmbridge Literary Competition 2019/2020 Closing date: 7th February 2020. Prizes: Amounts vary, depending on age of entrant, between £12 and £25 for first prize. See website for more details. Entry fee: None stated. Looking for: Short stories and poems that explore new worlds. Further details: Competition theme is 'New World'. Website: https://www.rcsherrifftrust.org.uk/competitions Voices Writing Competition Closing date: 12th February 2020. Prizes: £100 shopping vouchers. Entry fee: Free. Looking for: Entries in the following categories: Primary School (up to 10); Lower Secondary School (age 11-14); Upper Secondary School (age 15-17) and Care Leavers  (age 18-25). Further details: Your entry can be a story, a poem, rap, or newspaper article a piece about your feelings, a diary entry… anything! As long as it is about ‘Dreams’  and is 500 words or less. Website: https://coramvoice.org.uk/voices Wicked Young Writers Awards Closing date: 2nd March 2020. Prizes: Win four tickets to see the London production of WICKED at the Apollo Victoria Theatre. Meet cast members after the show along with an exclusive backstage tour. £50 worth of books/eBooks tokens to spend. All 120 finalists' entries get printed in the Wicked Young Writer Awards anthology. Entry fee: None stated. Looking for: Stories with 750-word limit (not including the title words). Open to UK residents only. Further details: Entrants must be aged between 5-25 years old when entering. Website: https://www.wickedyoungwriterawards.com/about-the-award Evesham Festival of Words Short Story Competition 2020 Closing date: 20th March 2020. Prizes: Book tokens for £30, £20 and £10 will be given for 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each of the junior age groups, as well as an engraved trophy for each winner. Shortlisted juniors will all receive a certificate. Entry fee: Free for juniors. Looking for: A maximum of 500 words (juniors aged 8 -11) and 1,000 words (juniors aged 12-15), excluding the title. Further details: Authors may enter as many stories as they like. Website: https://eveshamfestivalofwords.org/-21.10.19.pdf Wilbur Smith Author of Tomorrow Prize Opens 5th March 2020. Closing date: 5th May in 2020. Prizes: Between £100 and £1,000 according to age. Free entry. Looking for short stories between 500 and 5,000 words by writers aged 11-21. Website: https://www.wilbur-niso-smithfoundation.org/awards/author-of-tomorrow- 2019 Young Writers' Short Story Competition Closing Date: 31st August 2020. Prizes: £250 1st, £100 2nd, £50 3rd. Entry Fee: None. Looking for: Short Stories: 1500 - 3000 words. Eligibility: UK based 16 - 27 (as there are cash prizes). Website: http://www.outletpublishinggroup.com/short-story-competition-2019-2020/ Ghost Stories Closing Date: Open All Year Round For Prizes see website. Ghost Stories - we've all heard them and we've all been scared by them at one time or another. They can be terribly scary or simply funny, but either way they have been an attention-grabbing form of storytelling for centuries and leave people wondering whether what they've heard is fact or fiction! CLICK HERE… Poetry Idol Closing Date: Open All Year Round Who do you idolise? Is it your mum or dad? Your best friend? Your brother or sister? Perhaps there is a famous person, from a sports or film star to an author or musician that you admire and aspire to be like. Why are they your favourite person and why do they inspire you? CLICK HERE… Teen Poets Closing Date: Open All Year Round Teen Poets invites young adults aged 13+ to write a poem. If you're a teen, your voice needs to be heard and this is the place to get your message across! CLICK HERE… Pet Poetry Closing Date: Open All Year Round Write about your pet, your favourite animal or create a creature! Perhaps you'd like to write from an animal's point of view or about conservation? We can't wait to read your animal-inspired poems! Open to young writers aged 4-18 years old. CLICK HERE…
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Suffolk Young Poets Comp  Closing date: 27th January 2020. Prizes: Illustrated posters, book tokens, prizewinners event and workshop, and more. Free entry. Looking for: Poems, up to 3, by a child living in Suffolk. Website: http://www.poetrypeople.co.uk/2019-syp- competition/4594720719 The Fresher Writing Prize - Short Story Closing date: 27th January 2020 Prizes: £200 cash prize. Feedback and advice. Plus a professionally produced recording of your work. Entry fee: £7. Looking for: Up to 3000 words maximum. Further details: Fantasy, Romance, Science Fiction, Children’s etc. Entrants must be over 16 years old on the closing date. Website: https://www.fresherpublishing.co.uk/the- fresher-writing-prize-3/ The Fresher Writing Prize - Poetry Closing date: 27th January 2020 Prizes: £200 cash prize. Feedback and advice. Plus a professionally produced recording of your work. Entry fee: £7. Looking for: Up to 42 lines. Further details: Fantasy, Romance, Science Fiction, Children’s etc. Entrants must be over 16 years old on the closing date. Website: https://www.fresherpublishing.co.uk/the- fresher-writing-prize-3/ National Flash Fiction Youth Competition Closing date: 7th February 2020. Prizes:  £100, £75 and £50 in Waterstones vouchers. Entry fee: See website. Looking for: Stories must be no more than 360 words (including the title). Further details: Entrants should be  current Years 11,12 & 13 students, or Higher/Advanced students, aged 15–19 and studying in the UK. Website: https://www1.chester.ac.uk/flash- fiction/youthcompetition The 15 Elmbridge Literary Competition 2019/2020 Closing date: 7th February 2020. Prizes: Amounts vary, depending on age of entrant, between £12 and £25 for first prize. See website for more details. Entry fee: None stated. Looking for: Short stories and poems that explore new worlds. Further details: Competition theme is 'New World'. Website: https://www.rcsherrifftrust.org.uk/competitions Voices Writing Competition Closing date: 12th February 2020. Prizes: £100 shopping vouchers. Entry fee: Free. Looking for: Entries in the following categories: Primary School (up to 10); Lower Secondary School (age 11-14); Upper Secondary School (age 15-17) and Care Leavers  (age 18-25). Further details: Your entry can be a story, a poem, rap, or newspaper article a piece about your feelings, a diary entry… anything! As long as it is about ‘Dreams’  and is 500 words or less. Website: https://coramvoice.org.uk/voices Wicked Young Writers Awards Closing date: 2nd March 2020. Prizes: Win four tickets to see the London production of WICKED at the Apollo Victoria Theatre. Meet cast members after the show along with an exclusive backstage tour. £50 worth of books/eBooks tokens to spend. All 120 finalists' entries get printed in the Wicked Young Writer Awards anthology. Entry fee: None stated. Looking for: Stories with 750-word limit (not including the title words). Open to UK residents only. Further details: Entrants must be aged between 5-25 years old when entering. Website: https://www.wickedyoungwriterawards.com/about- the-award Evesham Festival of Words Short Story Competition 2020 Closing date: 20th March 2020. Prizes: Book tokens for £30, £20 and £10 will be given for 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each of the junior age groups, as well as an engraved trophy for each winner. Shortlisted juniors will all receive a certificate. Entry fee: Free for juniors. Looking for: A maximum of 500 words (juniors aged 8 -11) and 1,000 words (juniors aged 12-15), excluding the title. Further details: Authors may enter as many stories as they like. Website: https://eveshamfestivalofwords.org/- 21.10.19.pdf Wilbur Smith Author of Tomorrow Prize Opens 5th March 2020. Closing date: 5th May in 2020. Prizes: Between £100 and £1,000 according to age. Free entry. Looking for short stories between 500 and 5,000 words by writers aged 11-21. Website: https://www.wilbur-niso- smithfoundation.org/awards/author-of-tomorrow-2019 Young Writers' Short Story Competition Closing Date: 31st August 2020. Prizes: £250 1st, £100 2nd, £50 3rd. Entry Fee: None. Looking for: Short Stories: 1500 - 3000 words. Eligibility: UK based 16 - 27 (as there are cash prizes). Website: http://www.outletpublishinggroup.com/short-story- competition-2019-2020/ Ghost Stories Closing Date: Open All Year Round For Prizes see website. Ghost Stories - we've all heard them and we've all been scared by them at one time or another. They can be terribly scary or simply funny, but either way they have been an attention-grabbing form of storytelling for centuries and leave people wondering whether what they've heard is fact or fiction! CLICK HERE… Poetry Idol Closing Date: Open All Year Round Who do you idolise? Is it your mum or dad? Your best friend? Your brother or sister? Perhaps there is a famous person, from a sports or film star to an author or musician that you admire and aspire to be like. Why are they your favourite person and why do they inspire you? CLICK HERE… Teen Poets Closing Date: Open All Year Round Teen Poets invites young adults aged 13+ to write a poem. If you're a teen, your voice needs to be heard and this is the place to get your message across! CLICK HERE… Pet Poetry Closing Date: Open All Year Round Write about your pet, your favourite animal or create a creature! Perhaps you'd like to write from an animal's point of view or about conservation? We can't wait to read your animal-inspired poems! Open to young writers aged 4-18 years old. CLICK HERE…
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