First Post: Summer and Writing Competitions!

Summer has finally arrived in my half of the world, and I’ve finally gotten a blog started! As I’ve had a lot of free time recently, I’ve made this blog so that I have a place to talk about all things reading and writing, sharing my journey with like-minded people in the process. For starters, here is a list of writing competitions for young people I’m planning to look into. These are open internationally and are valid June 2017 onwards. Disclaimer: read the details of any competition from the official website as it is the most reliable source to consult before applying.

The Nuha Foundation

This competition is run by a charity organisation focused on developing education, NUHA. It’s giving young people the opportunity to respond to one of their writing prompts. I think I’ll be targeting the 140 USD prize (see details in the prizing section)

Deadline: Sunday 15 October 2017

No Plag Scholarship Competition

The first prize for this is pretty good at $3500, and it seems to be open to anyone 16 and above enrolled in a high school/university/college student.

Deadline: June 25th so it’s practically passed, whoops. You can keep an eye out for it next year though! 

Writers of the Future

Writer Contest Rules

This is really well known from what I gather, and I’m looking forward to entering in the fourth quarter which starts from June till September 30.

Write the World

Some competitions aimed at young people aged 13-18 every month. The one I’m interested in is the Flash Fiction competition hosted in August 2017, but in July there’s a song writing one as well…

Deadline: not confirmed on website yet

These are curated from a vast list of competitions out there, but these were the ones that I liked best for people like myself, who aren’t located in the UK or US and are teenagers. Hope this was helpful!

Keep going the write way,