Competitions

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Spectrum: Poetry Celebrating Identity

description:

Spectrum: Poetry Celebrating Identity seeks to provide a poetry platform for those who feel marginalised or ‘othered’. We want the resulting anthology – scheduled for October – to be a celebration of our differences, a determined and joyous collection resolute in the face of those who would use them to divide us.

prize:

1st prize: £200

2nd prize: £100

age limit:

no age limit

zone:

International

category:

poetry, writing

deadline:

Friday, 20 May 2022

Inkitt's Mystery Contest

description:

Submit your mystery, thriller, or horror novel for the chance to win a publishing contract, social media spotlights, and an Inkitt certified badge for your story!

prize:

The top 3 winners will receive a publishing contract and a social media spotlight across all of the Inkitt platforms

age limit:

not mentioned

zone:

International

category:

short story, writing

deadline:

Monday, 6 June 2022

International Essay Contest for Young People

description:

Theme
“My Values”
Our values determine how we think and act, and they shape the society we live in. What are the values that you hold dear? How can you best live your life in line with those values, and in doing so, what kind of society do you hope to create?

prize:

1st Prize: Certificate, prize of 100,000 Yen (approx. US$840 as of Feb. 2022) and gift ... 1 entrant
2nd Prize: Certificate, prize of 50,000 Yen (approx. US$420 as of Feb. 2022) and gift ... 3 entrants
3rd Prize: Certificate and gift ... 5 entrants
Honorable Mention: Certificate and gift ... 25 entrants

age limit:

a) Children (ages up to 14)  b) Youth (ages 15 - 25)

zone:

International

category:

short story, under 18, over 18, writing

deadline:

Tuesday, 14 June 2022

HG Wells Fiction Short Story Competition

description:

The annual HG Wells Fiction Short Story Competition offers a £500 Senior and £1,000 Junior prize and free publication of all shortlisted entries in a quality, professionally published paperback anthology. All entries must relate to the theme for this year’s Competition: Switch.

prize:

The Margaret and Reg Turnill Competition for young writers of 21 years and under, for which the prize winner receives £1,000, and a competition for the over 21s which offers The Grand Prize of £500.

age limit:

no age limit, unpaid for under 21 years

zone:

International

category:

short story, writing

deadline:

Friday, 10 June 2022

The Yale Drama Series 2023

description:

The Yale Drama Series is seeking submissions for its 2023 playwriting competition. The winning play will be selected by the series’ current judge, Jeremy O. Harris.

prize:

The winner of this annual competition will be awarded the David Charles Horn Prize of $10,000, publication of their manuscript by Yale University Press, and a celebratory event.

age limit:

not mentioned

zone:

International

category:

play writing, screen play, writing

deadline:

Sunday, 14 August 2022

SIR PETER USTINOV TELEVISION SCRIPTWRITING AWARD

description:

The competition is open to non-American novice writers aged between 18 and 30 years old. “ The competition is designed to motivate non-American novice writers under the age of 30, and offer them the recognition and encouragement that might lead to a successful career in television scriptwriting.

Entrants are asked to create a completed half-hour to one-hour television drama script.

prize:

The award winner receives $2,500.

age limit:

under 30

zone:

International

category:

writing, screen play, play writing

deadline:

Tuesday, 28 June 2022

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Youth Speaks
Human Rights In Verse

description:

This poetry chapbook seeks to pull words from youth poets and publish them where they may be absorbed and reflected on by people around the world.

prize:

Publication

age limit:

21 and under

zone:

International

category:

art, poetry

deadline:

Thursday, 14 July 2022

Junior Sketch for Survival 2022

description:

Junior Sketch for Survival helps to raise vital awareness about species extinction and biodiversity loss while also raising funds for projects around the world.

prize:

The category winners will also be displayed in our main Sketch For Survival Exhibition in both London & New York.

age limit:

up to 7 years old, 8-12 years old & 13-16 years old;

zone:

International

category:

art, sketch

deadline:

Wednesday, 29 June 2022

Sketch for Survival 2022

description:

The donated artworks are sold via online auction, with all proceeds going to our Project Fund. Sketch for Survival raised nearly £60,000 for nominated conservation projects in 2020 and nearly £90,000 in 2021.

prize:

100 Finalists, as chosen by the panel, will be exhibited at our exhibitions in London & Edinburgh and be included in our online fundraising auction;

age limit:

17 and over

zone:

International

category:

art, sketch

deadline:

Wednesday, 29 June 2022

OCEAN AWARENESS CONTEST

description:

A written reflection is required to accompany your submission, regardless of category. It is like the introduction to a book or an artist’s statement in a museum. The judges will not lower your score for a poorly written reflection, but writing a thoughtful and personal reflection will certainly help the judges understand you and your work better, and you will likely do better in the Ocean Awareness Contest!

prize:

age limit:

Students ages 11-18

zone:

International

category:

art, writing, film, performance arts, short story, poetr

deadline:

Sunday, 12 June 2022

GIRAF International Festival of Independent Animation

description:

Attention animators!
Submissions to the 18th annual GIRAF festival are open from February 1 through May 31, 2022.

prize:

Artists will be paid a screening fee of approximately $75CAD for the presentation of their film at GIRAF.

age limit:

N/A

zone:

International

category:

digital art, animation, illustration

deadline:

Monday, 30 May 2022

ShinHan Postcard Art Contest

description:

THEME
● A new appreciation about being normal

prize:

Grand Price: Trophy, A Cash Prize of US $2,000 Certificate

age limit:

4 - 18 years old

zone:

International

category:

elementary school, over 18, under 18, digital art, art

deadline:

Monday, 30 May 2022

Pixarre: Animal World

description:

This is a digital art contest. Theme: Animal World. All submissions must follow the theme.

prize:

First Place: TwistedBrush Pro Studio 25
Second Place: Pixarra Studio Bundle 4
Third Place: Pixarra Studio Product (Paint Studio, Tree Studio, Blob Studio, Liquid Studio, Luminance Studio, Pixel Studio or Selfie Studio) by choice

age limit:

The competition is open to anyone.

zone:

International

category:

art, under 18, over 18, illustration, high school, primary school, digital art

deadline:

Friday, 20 May 2022

Key Colours International Competition 2022

description:

“ Clavis Publishing and the city of Hasselt launch the 14th edition of Key Colours, the two-yearly international contest for illustrators of children’s books. Only a children’s book, intended for children from 2 to 7 years old, can qualify for the award. A professional jury will judge the artistic, literary and child-oriented qualities of the works.

prize:

The winner recieves € 7,500 and the winning work will be published by Clavis Publishing. And more

age limit:

no age limit listed

zone:

International

category:

design, art, primary school, short story, illustration

deadline:

Thursday, 21 July 2022

ARTZEPT – Zepter International Design Award

description:

The contestants are expected to propose a visual solution for illuminated sculptures, for a maximum height of 3,5 m, technically feasible in a wide range of modern, durable and weather-proof materials.

prize:

• 1st place: €10,000
• 2nd place shall be awarded €4,000 worth of Zepter products
• 3rd place shall be awarded €3,000 worth of Zepter products

age limit:

no age limit

zone:

International

category:

art, design

deadline:

Wednesday, 15 June 2022

The Patricia Grodd Poetry Prize for Young Writers

description:

The Patricia Grodd Poetry Prize for Young Writers is open to high school sophomores and juniors throughout the world.

prize:

The Patricia Grodd Poetry Prize for Young Writers is open to high school sophomores and juniors throughout the world. The poems by the winner and runners-up will be published in the Kenyon Review, and the winner receives a full scholarship to the Kenyon Review Young Writers workshop.

age limit:

Students: grade 10-11

zone:

International

category:

poetry, writing, high school, under 18

deadline:

Tuesday, 29 November 2022

Bennington College Young Writer's Awards

description:

Each year, students in the 9th-12th grades are invited to enter in one of the following categories with the following submission:

Poetry: A group of three poems

Fiction: A short story (1,500 words or fewer) or one-act play (run no more than 30 minutes of playing time)

Nonfiction: A personal or academic essay (1,500 words or fewer)

A first, second, and third place winner is selected in each category.

prize:

First-place winners in each category are awarded a prize of $1,000; second-place winners receive $500; third-place winners receive $250.

age limit:

Students: grade 9 -12

zone:

International

category:

poetry, writing, high school, under 18, short story, flash fiction, non fiction

deadline:

Tuesday, 1 November 2022

ServiceScape Short Story Award 2022

description:

For this award, any genre or theme of short story is accepted. All applicants should submit their original unpublished work of short fiction or nonfiction, 5,000 words or fewer, to be considered.

prize:

The winner of the contest will be awarded $1,000.00 USD

age limit:

Over 18

zone:

International

category:

over 18, short story, writing

deadline:

Wednesday, 30 November 2022

Write The World : FLASH FICTION COMPETITION 2022

description:

Celebrate the art of concision and write a story in 99 words or less.

prize:

The winning entrant receives $100, and the runner-up and best peer-reviewer receive $50. - And more

age limit:

under 18

zone:

International

category:

flash fiction, high school, under 18, primary school, elementary school

deadline:

Monday, 16 August 2021

Write The World : FANTASY WRITING COMPETITION 2022

description:

In a fantasy short story, take your readers on a journey into a re-imagined world.

prize:

The winning entrant receives $100, and the runner-up and best peer-reviewer receive $50. - And more

age limit:

under 18

zone:

International

category:

writing, short story, under 18, high school, primary school, elementary school

deadline:

Monday, 18 July 2022

Write The World : FOOD WRITING COMPETITION 2022

description:

Food writing can be an investigation, an exposé, an odyssey, a memoir. Click on the link for more info.

prize:

The winning entrant receives $100, and the runner-up and best peer-reviewer receive $50. - And more

age limit:

under 18

zone:

International

category:

essay, poetry, writing, high school, under 18, short story, flash fiction, non fiction, play writing, screen play, primary school, elementary school

deadline:

Tuesday, 21 June 2022

Write The World : SPORTS WRITING COMPETITION 2022

description:

Enter the Write The World Sports Writing Competition with your own original piece of journalism. Sports writers have long been beloved for their distinctive style and voice. It’s time to find your own flare.

prize:

The winning entrant receives $100, and the runner-up and best peer-reviewer receive $50. - And more

age limit:

under 18

zone:

International

category:

essay, journalism, writing, under 18, high school, primary school, elementary school

deadline:

Tuesday, 17 May 2022

Embracing Our Differences – 2023 Exhibit

description:

For this award, any genre or theme of short story is accepted. All applicants should submit their original unpublished work of short fiction or nonfiction, 5,000 words or fewer, to be considered. Along with receiving an award for $1,000.00 USD, the winner will have his or her short story featured within our blog, which reaches thousands of readers per month

prize:

A total of $3,000 will be presented in the form of three separate awards – $1,000 each for “Best-in-Show Adult”, “Best-in-Show Student” and the “People’s Choice”.

age limit:

The competition is open to anyone.

zone:

International

category:

short story, high school, under 18, over 18, art, primary school, elementary school, writing

deadline:

Wednesday, 5 October 2022