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Children's Writing Competition Arranged in closing date order

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Mere Literary Festival Biennial Poetry Competition
Closing date: 26th June 2017.
Poems up to 40 lines.
Prizes: £200, £100, £50, 3 x £15, juniors certificates of merit.
Entry fee: £3.50 for the first poem, £2.50 each subsequent, £1 juniors.
Email: info@merelitfest.co.uk
Website: http://www.merelitfest.co.uk

HG Wells Short Story Competition
Closing date: 16th July 2017.
Prizes: £ 1,000 Margaret and Reg Turnhill; Prize for writers under 21, Grand Prize: £250; £100 HG Wells Handwriting Prize for primary school children in Shepway.
Entry fee: £10, £5 under 21.
Looking for: Short stories between 1,500 and 5,000 words on the theme of light.
Email: hgwellscompetition@gmail.com
Website: http://hgwellscompetition.com

The Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2017
Closing date: 31st July 2017 (BST).
Prizes: Overall  Winners will have their poems published in the annual Foyle Anthology, 24,000 of which are distributed to poets, teachers, students, libraries, schools and arts organisations right across the UK. Additionally, winners attend a week-long intensive residential Arvon course where they develop their creative writing skills alongside fellow poets or benefit from poetry residencies at their school followed by distance mentoring (age dependent).
Entry fee: Free. Competition is for any young poet aged 11-17.
Looking for: Poems can be on any theme but must be in English.
For rules and other info see website at: http://foyleyoungpoets.org/about/

The Wio Young Oxfordshire Writers Competition
Closing date: 1st September 2017.
Prizes: There will be five cash prizes: two prizes of £350 and three prizes of £100. In addition, 25 competition entrants (including the five cash-prize winners) will receive two years of honorary membership of WiO.
Entry fee: None stated.
For further information visit website: writersinoxford.org/the-wio-young-oxfordshire-writers-competition/

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