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BBC 500 Words 2020 Closing date: 27th February 2020. Prizes: The winners in each age category will also receive: Gold Winners - Chris Evans' height in books and 500 books for their school. Silver Winners - HRH The Duchess of Cornwall's height in books. Bronze Winners - Their own height in books. Looking for: Short stories of up to Other info: All stories must be submitted via the online form on our website. Website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/4n1HgL2GFCWDmCtq9Sx5kKB/500- words-2020 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 HG Wells Fiction Short Story Competition Closing date: 6th July 2020. Prizes: £500 Senior and £1,000 Junior prize and free publication of all shortlisted entries. Entry Fee: None. Looking for: 1,500 to 5,000 words. Other info: This year’s theme is “Vision”. Website: https://hgwellscompetition.com/competition-rules-2020/?v=79cba1185463 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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BBC 500 Words 2020 Closing date: 27th February 2020. Prizes: The winners in each age category will also receive: Gold Winners - Chris Evans' height in books and 500 books for their school. Silver Winners - HRH The Duchess of Cornwall's height in books. Bronze Winners - Their own height in books. Looking for: Short stories of up to Other info: All stories must be submitted via the online form on our website. Website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/4n1HgL2 GFCWDmCtq9Sx5kKB/500-words-2020 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 HG Wells Fiction Short Story Competition Closing date: 6th July 2020. Prizes: £500 Senior and £1,000 Junior prize and free publication of all shortlisted entries. Entry Fee: None. Looking for: 1,500 to 5,000 words. Other info: This year’s theme is “Vision”. Website: https://hgwellscompetition.com/competition- rules-2020/?v=79cba1185463 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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