£1000 in Cash Prizes – Young Oxfordshire Writers Competition

Enjoy writing?  Fancy reward and recognition for your work?

Writers in Oxford (WiO) is running a competition this summer for young Oxfordshire writers (aged 18–30), with £1000 being distributed in cash prizes.

Submissions of 500 words, either fiction or non-fiction – and which can have been previously published – are invited of a piece of writing ‘Inspired by Oxford.’

There will be five cash prizes: two prizes of £350 and three of £100.

Philip Pullman, one of group’s founder members, will be Honorary Chair of the competition’s judging panel. The deadline for entries is 1 September 2017. Winners will be announced at WiO’s 25th Anniversary party, in November 2017, and published on the organisation’s website.

The competition is being used to promote Writers in Oxford to younger writers, with 25 competition entrants (including the five cash-prize winners) being given two years of honorary membership.

What are the judges look for?

“Writing which the judges find the most memorable in terms of its structure, resonance, and power of language. Quite simply, we want impact, whether you are stirring, lyrical, polemical; whether you lure us into a gripping tale or stop us in our tracks with the passionate cogency of your argument.”

Entry Details, Terms and Conditions

Entries must be emailed before 1 September 2017 to: wio@perfecttext.org

Full details of the competition are on the organisation’s website: writersinoxford.org

Applicants must acknowledge and accept the competition’s terms and conditions, stating that they meet these qualifying criteria: (1) They are aged 18–30 on 1 September 2017, and (2) They currently live in Oxfordshire.

Prize Details and Timetable

Winners will be declared at WiO’s 25th Anniversary party, in November 2017, and published on the organisation’s website.

For more information

Robert Bullard – Chair, Writers in Oxford.

Tel: 0776 522 7530 and 01865 423785.  robert@perfecttext.org

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