Opportunities

The Phil Fox Award for Playwriting

Application Deadline:
16 June 2020 5:00 pm

The Phil Fox Award for Playwriting invites playwrights with any level of experience from across the UK to submit full-length scripts about issues related to addiction. The competition winner will receive a £6,000 commission from OETC to continue developing the winning script or to develop a new script about issues related to addiction. They will also receive mentoring […]
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Ledbury Poetry Festival Poetry Competition 2020

Application Deadline:
16 July 2020 5:00 pm

The 2020 Ledbury Poetry Festival Poetry Competition is open for entries Entry closes at 5.00pm, British Summer Time on Thursday 16th July. Judge: Liz Berry Liz Berry was born in the Black Country and now lives in Birmingham. She has received a Somerset Maugham Award, Geoffrey Faber Memorial Award and Forward Prize for Best Collection […]
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The Robert Graves Poetry Prize 2020

Application Deadline:
17 July 2020 11:59 pm

Submissions are now open for the Robert Graves Poetry Prize, a collaboration between the University of Roehampton and Wimbledon BookFest.  The prize is judged by the literary agent, Peter Straus and Professor Paul O’Prey, former assistant to Robert Graves. £1,000 will be awarded to the winning entrant £100 will be awarded to two runner ups. Entries must be unpublished, […]
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Telling Tales – for Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity

Application Deadline:
21 July 2020 12:00 am

Muck and Rumble are raising money aid of Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity. Find out more on the Muck and Rumble website and read their competition information beneath.   Telling Tales – for Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity We’re on the look out for new stories, but with Covid-19 hijacking all the theatres for the time being, […]
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Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2020

Application Deadline:
31 July 2020 12:00 am

The Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award, now in it’s 22nd year is the most prestigious and biggest poetry competition for 11-17 year olds in the world. Teachers and parents can enter on behalf of young people, and teachers who enter 25 students or more are entitled to £50 off The Poetry Society’s education […]
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Winchester Poetry Prize

Application Deadline:
31 July 2020 12:00 am

The first annual Winchester Poetry Prize, judged by Mimi Khalvati, took place in 2016. It has since gone from strength to strength and attracts entries from all over the world. This year’s judge is Andrew McMillan, continuing in a line of outstanding contemporary poets at the top of their game. Andrew will read all entries. […]
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