Thursday, 16 April 2009

Free to Enter - No excuses!

Free to enter competitions - and on subjects that I know many TWCers can write on....

Forward Press Animal Antics Competition. This is for poems of up to 30 lines about your pet. In addition to the poem, you are expected to send a photo (of the animal, not you, you vain fool).
Closing: Unknown.
Prize: £1,000.
Entry Fee: None.
Comp Page: Click Here.

BBC Wildlife - Nature Writer of the Year 2009. This is for factual essays of up to 800 words about something from the natural world. ‘See it, feel it, write it,’ they say. One of the judges is Kate Humble. There are three others, but you’ve probably never heard of them.
Closing: 30.4.09.
Prize: Publication of your story in BBC Wildlife magazine, and a place on one of three Earthwatch expeditions, going to Greece, Mexico or Kenya (flights included) to carry out conservation work.
Entry Fee: None - free to enter.
Comp Page: Click Here.

Independent on Sunday/ Bradt Travel writing Competition. Travel articles of up to 800 words will be considered for this one. The theme is Destination Unknown (sounds like rogue sat-nav again). There are two categories: Published Writer and Unpublished Writer.
Closing: 15.5.09.
Prizes : Overall winner - A holiday for two in Colombia. The Independent on Sunday will publish the winning entry and offer a commission for an 800-word article based on the winner’s prize holiday. There will be a winner in each category. The Unpublished category prize is a place on a travel-writing course in Spain. However, if an unpublished writer is chosen as the overall winner, he or she will get the Colombia holiday, and another unpublished writer will be awarded the travel-writing prize. Now, I know what you’re wondering: what prize, in this latter case, will be awarded in the Published Writer category, bearing in mind that both categories are supposed to have a winner? Sorry, can’t help you there. They don’t say.
Entry Fee: None - free to enter.
Comp Page: Click Here.

Good luck



  1. Yes I know my email said 4 (and there is 3) 1 fell off the electronic perch - so have a look for yourself in Writing Competitions the link is on this blog............

  2. Sorry I have no pets.

    Ian C