Essay Competitions


The Rotting Post Competition

The Rotting Post Competition

​ Topic Short humor pieces of 1,000 words or less. Please visit the about page for more details on writing style. Organizer Dan Blum Prizes First prize: $250 Second prize: $100 Deadline August 31, 2016 Guidelines Submission is free and easy. Just send an email [email protected]  with your piece either in-line in the email or in a word document. Must be 1,000 words or less The best way...

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My Newspaper Article to The County Times Kenya; On 2016 International Youth Day

My Newspaper Article to The County Times Kenya; On 2016 International Youth Day

Towards 2030; The leading role of young people in poverty eradication and achieving sustainable development (By; Julius P. Kessy)  The International Youth Day (IYD) is here! This year’s day is about achieving the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development and as world leaders seek to build on the Millenium Development Goals and complete what these did not achieve, youth engagement in this year’s celebrations is more...

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THE JOURNEY OUEN PRESS 2016 Short Story Competition

THE JOURNEY OUEN PRESS 2016 Short Story Competition

​ Before entering the competition please ensure you have read andunderstood the rules. Submitting an entry will imply you have readand understood and are prepared to abide by the rules.  Failure to comply with the rules may result in disqualification. General 1.The deadline date for entries will be Midnight (UK time) on 31st October 2016. 2. Entries to be submitted to: [email protected] 3.    ...

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Madeleine Milburn Summer Writing Competition

Madeleine Milburn Summer Writing Competition

​ We are thrilled to open entries for our Madeleine Milburn Summer Writing Competition, 2016. A world-renowned literary agency based in the heart of Mayfair, London, we represent a dynamic and award-winning list of authors published in the UK, US and international markets. Our agency offers the highest level of care to a boutique list of authors, working together editorially and developing their work across...

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 Digital Essay Competition 2016

 Digital Essay Competition 2016

​ Topic:  Is technology changing your life? How? or Je, teknolojia inabadilisha maisha yako? Vipi? Organizer This essay contest is hosted by eKitabu and eLimu, sponsored by: POSITIVO BGH, Longhorn Publishers, Oxford University Press and Moran Publishers. Guidelines – Essays can be between 500 to 800 words. – Essays can be submitted in either English or Kiswahili – You also have the option to submit...

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ANDIKA RWANDA 2016

ANDIKA RWANDA 2016

About the competition Andika Rwanda is the annual national writing competition for children’s stories and poems. This is a joint partnership with the Rwanda Education Board, USAID’s Literacy, Language, and Learning (L3) Initiative, implemented by Education Development Center. The first competition was conducted in 2014. The goals of the competition are to increase the number of locally-authored stories and poems for primary school children, improve...

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Verbolatry Laugh-a-Riot Contest 2016

Verbolatry Laugh-a-Riot Contest 2016

​ We think the adventures of the charming Debora and her incorrigible Pen deserve to be told to the teeming masses of the writing/publishing industry. Everyone can do with a good laugh. We hope this contest raises the profile of Verbolatry newsletter and gets us more subscribers. And with our anniversary coming up, what better way to celebrate than by asking you to join in?! Humour writing...

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The DWL Short Story Contest 2016

The DWL Short Story Contest 2016

​ The DWL Short Story Contest 2016 is now open for submissions. Please visit the contest guidelines page for more details on how you can participate in the contest. Desi Writers’ Lounge (DWL) is always on the look-out for talented writers to encourage and promote. Our annual short story competition, which began in 2012, aims to unearth new talent in fiction from all around the...

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Call for Papers: New-Med Research Network (NRN) Policy Creation for Middle East and North African Countries 2016

Call for Papers: New-Med Research Network (NRN) Policy Creation for Middle East and North African Countries 2016

​  Youth between the ages of 15 and 29 are the single largest and fastest expanding demographic group in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Their role in putting dominant societal norms to a test and fuelling new social, political and cultural processes can hardly be overestimated. Youth were among the primary instigators for the outbreak of the Arab uprisings, as well as the...

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World Bank Group Blog4Dev for Ethiopian Students 2016. Blog and Win Prizes

World Bank Group Blog4Dev for Ethiopian Students 2016. Blog and Win Prizes

​ Brief description: Are you an Ethiopian university student between the ages of 18 to 30 years old? If so, the World Bank wants you to hear your thoughts on some of the most pressing development challenges in your country. Application Deadline: Before August 11, 2016. Eligible Countries: Ethiopia To be taken at (country): Ethiopia Eligible Field of Study: None.Simply enter the World Bank Ethiopia...

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South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) Student Leadership Summit Essay Competition 2016

South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) Student Leadership Summit Essay Competition 2016

​Brief description: Enter the SLS thought leadership essay competition today! Application Deadline: 26th August 2016. Eligible Countries: South Africa To be taken at (country): South Africa Essay Topic: To enter, please choose ONE of the following topics and submit an essay of 1000 words:  1. South Africa, as a mere 22 year old democracy, is currently facing tough economic conditions, political turbulence and student unrest....

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The Val Wood Prize for Creative Writing 2016 – Hull in 500

The Val Wood Prize for Creative Writing 2016 – Hull in 500

​ The Val Wood Prize for Creative Writing 2016 will be launched at Hull Central Library on 23rd July 2016 at 2pm. For the first time, the competition is open to anyone over 14 years of age. Entries should be in the form of a short story and entrants are free to write about whatever they wish but each story must feature Hull and be...

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2016 International Science Essay Competition For High School Students

2016 International Science Essay Competition For High School Students

​ Welcome to the 2016 International Science and Essay Contest! This contest is open to any student in grades 9-12 interested in science and writing. Topic This year’s prompt: From atoms to organisms, from the biosphere to the entire universe, math and science can be found at every size. Describe a natural phenomenon, technological advancement, or scientific discovery by its microscopic and macroscopic features. Draw...

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2016 DStv Eutelsat Star Awards Competition

2016 DStv Eutelsat Star Awards Competition

​ The 6th edition of the DStv Eutelsat Star Awards is now open. We are calling all science and technology fans between 14 and 19 to be inspired to write a creative essay or design a poster. MultiChoice Africa and Eutelsat are convinced by the power of science and technology education to encourage young minds to positively change their world. Now in its 6 th...

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Nigeria’s OLEMGBE GOD’S WILL CHIJIOKE winning entry to ARSO 1st Continental Essay Competition; Second Place Prize 

Nigeria’s OLEMGBE GOD’S WILL CHIJIOKE winning entry to ARSO 1st Continental Essay Competition; Second Place Prize 

Name; ​OLEMGBE GOD’SWILL CHIJIOKE Course: Medicine and Surgery Level: 300 Level University: University of Abuja—Nigeria Email: [email protected] THE ROLE OF STANDARDS IN PROMOTING SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA All activities of man are best when coordinated from a defined reference point identified as Standards and Recommended Practices (SARP) and stipulated national laws and regulations as may be specific for any particular nation or organization. Such points...

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My Newspaper Article; The County Times Kenya, July Edition

My Newspaper Article; The County Times Kenya, July Edition

​It’s Nelson Mandela month! What do the longest serving African leaders learn from Mandela? (By: Julius P. Kessy)  It’s July, It’s Nelson Mandela month and the global call is out for people everywhere to celebrate the fearless leader and a principled man of great wisdom. He may be gone and his image may have been blurred by the passage of time but the truth is...

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$150 Unplag Plagiarism Busters Contest

$150 Unplag Plagiarism Busters Contest

‘Booo!’ – and your heart missed a beat. ‘Shhh!’ – the cold sweat starts out on your forehead. You walk faster along the school corridor and look around in panic: books and papers scattered about in the wildest way, and bubbling green slime are dripping from the ceiling. Ugh! They are already here, so what you are going to do? On the threshold of the...

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Call For Applications For the 4th AWT Editorial and Publishing Training Workshop,Kampala, Uganda, 12 – 16 September, 2016.

Call For Applications For the 4th AWT Editorial and Publishing Training Workshop,Kampala, Uganda, 12 – 16 September, 2016.

​ African Writers Trust (AWT) is pleased to announce its 4th edition of the Editorial and Publishing Training Workshop. Applications are invited from writers and editors from Uganda, Botswana, Malawi, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The workshop, which will be facilitated by experienced professionals in the publishing industry aims to:  Hone and develop the participants’ editing and writing skills  Contribute towards developing the careers...

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MEDICAL STUDENT ESSAY COMPETITION 2016

MEDICAL STUDENT ESSAY COMPETITION 2016

​ The winner will receive a prize for an essay on an aspect of chronic pain, of not more than 3000 words. The winning entry MUST be presented at the Pain Relief Foundation. CLOSING DATE 31st August 2016. Rules: 1. The essay should be 3000 words or less. Essays of more than 3000 words will be disqualified. The judges are looking for a well written,...

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Made Up Words: Short Story Competition 2016

Made Up Words: Short Story Competition 2016

​ The Basics We will accept contest submissions between June 30th and August 10th. Please submit no more than one story. We are open to any/all genres with the exception of erotica and fan fiction. Stories should be 2,000 words max. No simultaneous submissions. Please use proper short story manuscript format. You can see an example here   The Wins Editor’s Choice award. All submissions are...

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The Haller Prize 2016

The Haller Prize 2016

About the Prize “How best can digital technology empower development in sub-Saharan Africa? And where are the challenges?” Are you a sub Saharan African national? Are you resident in the region? Do you have views on development that you would like to share? Are you particularly interested in how technology can empower people? Are you an investigative journalist or interested in pursuing a career in...

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The Print Express Flash Fiction Competition

The Print Express Flash Fiction Competition

​ Over here at Print Express   we love to celebrate all things design – but in truth, we’re fans of pretty much everything print too, including stories. In the past we’ve run short story competitions, poetry competitions and more, and it’s something that we’ve been keen to run again. And so we’ve decided to celebrate stories by running the Print Express Flash Fiction Competition! Flash...

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Freeditorial Literary Contest 2016

Freeditorial Literary Contest 2016

​ Entries are invited for the 2016 Literary Contest. Winners will be chosen according to the following criteria: Number of downloads and quality of work: Freeditorial measures the level of interest among readers through the number of unique downloads obtained by each submission. Repeated downloads from the same IP address will not count, thereby ensuring accurate and fair ranking system. Submissions that reach the last...

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The Adaptation Essay Prize 2017

The Adaptation Essay Prize 2017

​ While the journal publishes many articles which focus on the relationship between literature and film, the Editors are particularly keen to publish work which challenges the primacy of that relationship: this might include essays on computer games, opera, popular music, animation, genre fiction or work with a wider theoretical sweep. Topic Essays should be on computer games, opera, popular music, animation, genre fiction or...

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Morland Writing Scholarships

Morland Writing Scholarships

It can be difficult for writers, before they become established, to write while simultaneously earning a living. To help meet this need the MMF awards annually a small number of Morland Writing Scholarships, with the aim being to allow each Scholar the time to produce the first draft of a completed book. The Scholarships are open to anyone writing in the English language who was born...

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