Tag: writing contests
1st Prize: £100.00 2nd Prize: £75.00 3rd Prize: £50.00 Closing date: August 21st 2012 Entry fee: £2.00 or FREE to Creative Competitor Premier1 Members Fancy winning £100 cash in our open poetry competition? It’s easy. Simply submit your poem with a maximum of 40 lines to firstname.lastname@example.org and mark Open Poetry Competition in the subject [...]
1st Prize: £200.00
2nd Prize: £150.00
3rd Prize: £100.00
4th Prize: £50.00
Closing date: 10th August 2012
Entry Fee: £4.00
Imagine that you have witnessed a crime and your life may be in danger. This competition is all about your story-telling abilities writing the story in the first person as the crime and any potential risks unravel for the reader.
You have a maximum of 2000 words excluding the title. Entries must be original and previously unpublished. All submissions must be written in English.We prefer submissions by email to email@example.com please mark the title of the competition in the subject line.
1st Prize: £150.00
2nd Prize: £100.00
3rd Prize: £75.00
Closing date: 10th July 2012
Entry Fee: £3.00 or FREE to Premier1 Members
Using the photo for inspiration, write a story around the couple and create a family secret. You have only 1200 words excluding the title in which to wow us with your creativity so don’t waste a word.
We asked for an in-depth character profile using the photo for inspiration. We received a great many amazing profiles and it was a very difficult decision but the winners are…
1st Prize: £100 – Stephanie Judd
2nd Prize:£75 – Audrey Coles
3rd Prize: £50 – Brian Stevens
4th Prize: 3 months Creative Competitor Premier1 Membership – James Harwood
The Winning Profile – by Stephanie Judd
It might not be as difficult as you think to win a writing competition but many people are put off by the thought that they will not be able to make their entry stand out enough to catch the judge’s eye. Rest assured that any judge will spot your entry if it reflects the theme (if any provided) and if the writing is of high quality.
1st Prize: 150.00
3rd Prize: £75.00
4th Prize: 3 months Creative Competitor Premier1 membership
Closing Date: 7th April 2012
Entry fee: £3.00
Are you a Creative Competitor Premier1 Member? You can enter for free.
Using the photo for inspiration, create a story that depicts a man on a journey by train, but a journey to where?
Using the photo published online for creative inspiration, your story must be about a man in a library who chooses a book that changes his life. What the book is and why it has such an effect on him is up to you. The story must be evolve and can be emotional, action-packed, mysterious or indeed take any shape that you like.
A first chapter has to be convincing, compelling and tightly written to capture the reader’s attention and to plunge them straight into the heart of the plot so this competition requires you to think carefully about your opening and to lead the reader ……..
He had been watching her for months. Checking out her behaviours, monitoring her movements until now, he felt he knew her almost as well as she knew herself. It hadn’t been easy breaking into her circle whilst hiding in the shadows retaining anonymity but now he was almost ready to make his move….
1st Prize: £300 …Ghost stories often depict cold wintry scenes and creepy old houses, but your ghost story is set to take place in the summer months. The rest of the theme is entirely open to interpretation, but your story must be original and previously unpublished.
1st Prize: £300. Entangled in his embrace, the world seemed softer, warm and altogether more pleasurable. She longed for this moment to last, to stay cocooned in pure happiness forever. A shiver of trepidation ran down her spine and fought it off in vain, snuggling closer to his warmth, inhaling his intoxicating scent. Why did life have to be so complicated?
The house, famous for its murderous past had long stood empty, the current owner had inherited the property and had tried to sell it for years, ensuring that the essentials of the house were cared for during those viewing times, but he had long since given up on trying to sell it as its reputation was too grisly and even the locals tried to avoid the house. Calvin imagined that in its former glory, it would have looked beautiful. It was large for a typical cottage and some of the rooms had fairly high ceilings avoiding the claustrophobic feel of other cottages he had been to but the doorways were low
All I had left of the woman who haunted my dreams and spurred me on to my greatest achievements was the aging photograph. Ellie Lacey, my great grandmother who had died shrouded in mystery and tragedy and the story had woven a place in my heart forever.
The rat! The absolute rat! Laura fumed. How could he? She had never felt so humiliated in her whole life. Fighting back the tears, Laura felt a surge of anger so strong that she knew if Luke Adams was stood in front of her now, she would punch him right on the nose. Emerging from the offices of Holby and Grantham
Twenty years of marriage and this was the worst set of arguments that they had ever had. Not even the trials and tribulations of raising twins had caused them to fall out on this scale. Marilyn breathed in the familiar scent of her husband’s cologne, loving his silent form so much that it hurt.
It had taken her some time to actually write the announcement even though it was only a few words but it was for The Times newspaper after all, so she couldn’t write any old thing and these things had to be done properly if they were going to be done at all.
Jenny sighed, she still wasn’t sure of her wording but at least the basics were in place. She remembered back to her time in school, it seemed like eons ago but her shrill toned,