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

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,



Categories: Writing

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