The Park Bench Writing Competition

Writing Competition


1st Prize: £195.00

2nd Prize: £150.00

3rd Prize: £100.00

Closing date: 28th February 2015

Entry fee: £3.00 or Free to Creative Competitor Premier1 Write, Learn and Publish members

Using the photo for inspiration, you have just 1000 words (including the title) to write a complete story that captures the imagination of the reader.  To be in with a chance of winning this writing competition, you must include the park bench in your story.

Consider your starting point carefully to maximise the strength of your story. We want to be hooked by every word.


Your submission must be written in English.

It must be original and previously unpublished.

Open to writers worldwide.

Maximum 1000 words – including the title

Multiple submissions are welcome providing the correct fees are paid.

Submissions should be pasted into the body of the email rather than sending as an attachment.

Send your submission to [email protected] and mark the name of the competition in the subject line.

Write, Learn and Publish members should email their submission directly to us adding the competition name and membership number to the subject line.



Note: From 2015, all writing competitions will be judged, awarded and results published within 12 weeks from the closing date. Entry into this competition implies acceptance to the rules.



Photo by: Rula Sibai

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