Link 3 items into 1 story for a first prize of £1,000 plus other prizes. The chosen items are a £10 note, a bunch of flowers and a black queen chess piece. max 3000 words. Well known authors, Michael Dobbs and Adele Geras will judge the entries. Closing date 31st July 2012. Entries £7 with a significant part going to support The Arthrogryposis Group charity. See our website www.3into1shortstorycompetition.co.uk
Archive for March 25, 2012
Closing Date: 31st May 2012
The New Zealand Poetry Society’s annual International Poetry Competition, Verse and Haiku, is under way, with Open and Junior Sections. The Junior Open and Junior Haiku sections are open to students who are 17 years of age or younger on 31st May 2012. Please visit our website at www.poetrysociety.org.nz for full competition details and to download the entry forms. Last year’s results, including winning poems and judges’ reports, are also on the website.
Open: 1st – $500; 2nd – $250; 3rd – $100
Open Junior: 1st – $200
Primary/Intermediate: 1st runner-up – $100; 2nd runner-up – $50
Secondary: 1st runner-up – $100; 2nd runner-up – $50
Haiku: Top five haiku – $100 each, plus First Prize Winner receives the Jeanette Stace Memorial Prize of $150.
Haiku Junior: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Primary/Intermediate – $50 each
1st 2nd, 3rd, Secondary – $50 each
In addition, the writer of the haiku considered the best of the two sections receives the Jeanette Stace Memorial Prize of $100.
All prizes are in New Zealand Dollars. No entrant will win more than one cash prize, though winners may also be included in a commended list.
All winning and commended poems, along with other selected entries, will appear in the New Zealand Poetry Society’s annual anthology in November 2012, to be edited by Owen Bullock (Katikati). It is not necessary to buy a copy of the anthology in order to have a poem included. All selections are made blind (i.e. without identifying information).
This year’s judges are:
Harry Ricketts (Wellington) – Open Verse
Barbara Strang (Christchurch)– Open Haiku
Bernadette Hall (Canterbury) – Junior Verse
Vanessa Proctor (Sydney, Australia) – Junior Haiku
We gratefully acknowledge Community Post for their generous support: www.nzpost.co.nz
Further enquiries can be directed to :
The Competition Secretary
PO Box 5283
Closing Date 2012
Closing date: Friday 30th March 2012
Submissions are invited for plays in One Act with a 20 to 30 minute running time that have not previously been performed and are unpublished.
Short-listed plays to be considered for publication following appraisal from “Lazy Bee Scripts” Publishers. Winning plays to be developed for performance. The winner will be eligible for The George Taylor Memorial Award.
Go to www.skybluetheatre.com for full details and an entry form.
‘One Moment In Time’ is the theme of the fifth Annual Short Story
Competition hosted by WritersReign.co.uk.
Just weave your story around a moment, an incident, a revelation, in your character’s life that dramatically changes things. Whether for good or ill, it doesn’t matter, but remember, as with all our competitions, your story should leave the reader with that feel-good factor in the end.
The closing date is 30th June 2012, and prizes on offer are: 1st – £100.00; 2nd – £50.00; 3rd – £25.00 plus 3 Highly Commended prizes of £10.00 each.
All winning entries will also be published on the WritersReign web site.
Entry fee: £3.50 for 1 story, £6.00 for two. Payment by PayPal link on site or by UK sterling cheque or P.O.
Stories should be between 1,000 and 1,500 words. No gratuitous sex or violence, please.
Entry forms can be downloaded from the web site or received via email.
Alternatively send an SAE to WritersReign Competition, 1 Delta Road,
Brentwood Essex CM13 1NG.
Web site: www.writersreign.co.uk/WritersReign-Competition-2012.html
Short Story Competition
Deadline column: 31 March 2012
First Prize column: 1st prize €1,000. Entry €8
Summary column: The Moth-Altun Short Story Prize. Judge: Christine Dwyer-Hickey. Winner’s short story will be published in the summer 2012 issue of The Moth. For full details of the competition go to www.themothmagazine.com
Eastern Light EPM International has launched a new online resource for the creative writing competitor known as Writing Competitions Digest, a website that will offer an extensive and up-to-date listing of writing competitions across the world.
Organisers of poetry competitions, short story competitions, playwriting competitions, screenplay competitions and essay writing competitions may list their competitions free of charge in the Writing Competitions Digest online directory.
An interesting feature is that Writing Competitions Digest will also provide an exhaustive list of writing competitions directories, so that if for any reason a user of the website cannot find the competition of choice, they might look in other directories found within the site.
If you are an organiser of a writing competition, by all means get in touch today and have your competition listed.
Closing Date: 31-Mar-12
The Poetry Society of Social Media & SMS Micropoetry contest. Theme is ‘The Olympics’. Poems can be no longer than 160 characters. Entrants can submit a maximum of 5 poems. First prize is a Kindle ebook reader. Judge Victor Keegan.
Entry Fee: £0
Closing Date: 31-Mar-12
Adjudicator: Penelope Shuttle; length: 45 lines. Prizes: £1,000, £500, £200; £20 x 10; commendations plus special prize of £200 for East Riding resident or worker.
Entry Fee: £3 per poem
Entry form and further info at: www.bridlington-poetry-festival.com
The Larkin & East Riding Poetry Prize, Library Offices, Skirlaugh, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU11 5HN
Cheques payable to ERYC (please put name and address on back)
Closing Date: 31-Mar-12
Up to 30 lines. First: £150 plus publication; second: £100; third: £50. The three winning entries will be published on the website.
Entry Fee: £3 for the first poem, then £2.50 for each poem thereafter