The Plough International Poetry Prize
For previously unpublished poems on any subject. An Open Competition for a poem up to 40 lines plus, new this year, The Ronald Duncan Short Poem Competition – maximum length 10 lines. Both competitions will be judged by Michael Symmons Roberts. The prizes in each category: 1st prize £1,000 – 2nd prize £500 - 3rd prize £250
POSTED 16/08/17
CLOSING
31/01/18
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Hammond House International Poetry Prize 2017
We are pleased to announce the launch of this prestigious annual Poetry Prize. The winner receives a £250 cash prize and worldwide publication of their work in an anthology of poetry together with twenty-four other shortlisted entries. 2nd prize is £50, 3rd prize is £25. The theme for 2017, ETERNAL, is intended to be inspirational, not restrictive, please feel free to interpret it in any way you choose. Be creative, be unpredictable, be different; the judges will be eternally grateful if you can make them feel the honesty and the emotion as well as the intellect and rigour in your poem. There are no limits to line length or word count, so both Haiku and Epic poems fit the bill. This competition will be judged by Christopher Sanderson, Robert Etty and Paul Sutherland.
POSTED 16/08/17
CLOSING
30/09/17
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Postgraduate scholarships in UK available [Worldwide]
Chevening Scholarships are the global scholarship program funded by the U.K.'s Foreign and Commonwealth Office and partner organizations for outstanding scholars with leadership potential.

The scholarships are offered for many fields of study, including journalism and media. The program provides full or partial funding for full-time courses at the postgraduate level, normally a one-year master’s degree, in any subject and at any U.K. university.

Applicants must have an excellent undergraduate academic track record and two to five years of professional experience, in addition to being fluent in English.
POSTED 16/08/17
CLOSING
07/11/17
The Prole Laureate Poetry Competition 2018
We are, as ever, open regarding style, content and length. What we are after is poetry that epitomises the editorial values of Prole: to make writing engaging, accessible, entertaining and challenging. Quality is all. All work must be the original work of the writer and be unpublished. Prizes: Winner - £200, publication in Prole 25 in April 2018 & publication on the Prole website. 2 x runner up prizes: £50, publication in Prole 25 & publication on the Prole website. All entries will be read by our judge, Kate Garrett.
POSTED 16/08/17
CLOSING
31/01/18
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Art Speaks: the competition
Art UK and National Poetry Day want you to help us look at the nation's art in an entirely different way... We want you to find a painting on Art UK that inspires you to get creative. Maybe it's a portrait of someone you can identify with, maybe it's beautiful scenery or industrial gloom that inspires you, or maybe it's a painting of a submarine: whatever it is, we want you to take the inspiration and run with it, using the painting as a starting point to create a brand new poem. You don't have to be an art buff, or to know anything about the history of an artwork or artist: we just want to know what a painting makes you think, and how it makes you feel. A single winner will be chosen by our panel of judges and will receive £500. They will also have the opportunity to work with Art UK to create a new poem and have it professionally filmed and featured on Art UK. The film will go out on National Poetry Day. To enter, you need to upload a film of yourself to YouTube, reciting an original poem that you have created in response to an artwork of your choice on Art UK. It doesn't need to be a high quality film: phone or laptop will be fine, as we're looking for the quality of the poem, not production values. You don't need to have memorised the poem. Name your film on YouTube with the name of your poem and #artspeaks. Send an email with the subject line 'Art Speaks' to editorial@artuk.org including your full name, your age, the link to your film on YouTube and a link to the painting you have chosen. Add the link to the artwork in the description box of your YouTube film. Only open to 13 to 24 year olds living in the UK. Judges: Jacob Sam-La Rose, Sabrina Mahfouz, Sophia Thakur and Anthony Anaxagorou.
POSTED 16/08/17
CLOSING
28/08/17
Amy Lowell Poetry Travelling Scholarship
Submit either 40 typed pages of your poetry or two copies of a printed volume of your poetry and two copies of no more than 20 additional typed pages. The Amy Lowell Poetry Travelling Scholarship awards approximately US$58,000 annually to a poet to spend one year outside North America, in whatever place the recipient feels will most advance his or her work.
POSTED 16/08/17
CLOSING
15/10/17
MSLEXIA NOVEL COMPETITION
The competition is open to women of any nationality from any country, and welcomes 5,000 word extracts of completed, unpublished novels of at least 50,000 words in length (not including the title). As well as the top prize of £5,000, the winner and four finalists will receive manuscript feedback and introductions to agents and editors at a special event held in London. Novels must be for adult or young adult readers; non-fiction or fiction for children under 13 is not eligible.
POSTED 16/08/17
CLOSING
18/09/17
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2017 Inspiring the World Journalism Competition
The Epoch Times is currently hosting a writing contest with $10,000 in prizes, including a grand prize of $5,000. The goal of the contest is to create positive stories that have a chance to gain wide attention on Social Media.

They contest seeks “submissions of short (500-1000 words) inspiring articles, written in journalistic style, with viral potential on social media.”

The stories will be judged by two factors: “(1) a captivating story, and (2) an enticing Facebook post. ”

The deadline for entry is September 18th, but the earlier you enter, the better chance you have of winning the competition.

Prizes include a $5,000 grand prize, a $3,00 second prize, a $1,500 third prize, and four $200 honorable mentions.
POSTED 16/08/17
CLOSING
18/09/17
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Bitch Media - Multiple Opportunities
Bitch Media seeks to be a fresh, revitalizing voice in contemporary feminism, one that welcomes complex, intersectional arguments and refuses to ignore the contradictory and often uncomfortable realities of life in an unequivocally gendered world. We are independent, we are feminist. We believe in pop culture as a valuable, dynamic site and we do not shy away from the rich and productive tensions that arise when analyzing and critiquing it through a feminist lens.
POSTED 16/08/17
CLOSING
31/08/17
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Enchanting Travels Travel Writer Award 2017
Enchanting Travels offers custom, tailor-made journeys to 32 destinations in Africa, South America, Asia and India. To celebrate the fascinating stories that can only be experienced when one travels, we award the Enchanting Travels Travel Writer Grant. The winner receives USD$1,000, as well as the opportunity to take up an internship or write your thesis at Enchanting Travels. Any student aged between 18 to 32 years who is studying any of the following subject themes, or similar: Tourism, English, Journalism, Literature, Geography, Anthropology, History. A jury of our own travel experts will choose the 10 best submissions, and the winner will be determined by online voting on the Enchanting Travels Facebook page.
POSTED 16/08/17
CLOSING
31/08/17
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