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JetWriters Essay Writing Contest 2015

essay writing contest 2015We are happy to open the 2nd edition of JetWriters Essay Writing Contest! If you want to try yourself in essay writing, don’t miss the opportunity to receive the…

Poetry Copetition Listings – Closing Date September, October, November, December, 2015

Manchester Fiction and Poetry Prizes Closing date: 25th September, 2015. Prizes: £10,000 plus publication online and in print in each category. Entry fee: £17.50. A portfolio of poetry…

Free Poetry Competitions By. United Press

Please read our Rules and Information Before Entering, and please note that we only accept entries from UK residents. My Secret Wish (Closing Date: 30th September 2015) Send…

Fiction & Nonfiction Reprint Award 2015

Over the course of our Reprint Award, our staff worked with some of the most talented, established writers and presses in the industry, and while that was one of the best…

GOLFWELL’S STORY CONTEST – Deadline: December 31, 2015

GOLFWELL’S STORY CONTEST – Deadline: December 31, 2015. First Prize $300.00 – 2nd Prize $150.00 – 3rd Prize $50.00 and First, Second and Third Prizes receive Publication on our…

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JetWriters Essay Writing Contest 2015

We are happy to open the 2nd edition of JetWriters Essay Writing Contest! If you want to try yourself in essay writing, don’t miss the opportunity to receive the evaluation by professional essay writers and win a cash prize! Winners will be featured on our blog and social media pages.

Prizes

1st place – $400
2nd place – $250
3rd place – $150

Deadline

Essays are accepted from September 15, 2015 till November 15, 2015. Winners will be announced on November 23, 2015.

Rules

  • Your submission should be between 800 and 1,200 words and double-spaced
  • Essay should be written in English
  • Submit your work in the following format: Word (.doc, .docx, .rtf), PDF
  • By sending an essay, you confirm that your work is unique and previously unpublished. No plagiarism please!

Remember that we accept one submission per participant. No entry fee is required

Choose  one topic out of five listed below.

Topics

  1. Essay Writing as a Tool for Developing One’s Literary Voice
  2. Why Is It Important To Learn Storytelling in College
  3. Urgent Reforms Modern Education Needs
  4. How EdTech Can Boost Students’ Creativity?
  5. Do You Need a College Degree To Be Successful?

 

How To Participate

Share this opportunity on Facebook, Google Plus, Twitter and don’t forget adding #JetWritersEssay and #EssayWritingContest. Email your essay to contest@jetwriters.com. Include your full name, date of birth, country and college/university name (if any). Subject line should be “JetWriters Essay Contest”. Attach your work and name it according to the topic you have chosen.

If you have any questions, send them to contest@jetwriters.com or leave a comment below.

Keep calm and write a winning essay!

 

Past Contest: JetWriters Essay Writing Contest March-May 2015

essay writing contest 2015

Previous Topics:

  1. Education in Digital Age: Opportunities and Threats
  2. Creativity In School: How Art Can Be Leveraged
  3. Relevance Of Classic Literature For Today’s Students
  4. Do Colleges Actually Prepare Students For Successful Career?
  5. Writing Essays at College: Why It’s Important

The WINNERS of JetWriters Essay Writing Contest Spring 2015:

1st place – Luiza Costa Ribeiro (Brazil) with her essay: Writing Essays at College: Why It’s Important
2nd place – Asher S. de Sadeleer (Belgium) with his essay: Do Colleges Actually Prepare Students For Successful Career?
3rd place – Obasogie, Osamwonyi (Nigeria) with his essay: Creativity In School: How Art Can Be Leveraged

Poetry Copetition Listings – Closing Date September, October, November, December, 2015

 

Manchester Fiction and Poetry Prizes
Closing date: 25th September, 2015.
Prizes: £10,000 plus publication online and in print in each category.
Entry fee: £17.50.
A portfolio of poetry (3-5, maximum 120 lines).
Email: j.draper@mmu.ac.uk
Website: manchesterwritingcompetition.co.uk

 

Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest
Closing date: 30th September, 2015.
Prizes: $1,000 in each category, ten $100 honourable mentions.
Entry fee: $16.
Looking for: Poems in two styles: open and traditionally rhymed.
Email: adam@winningwriters.com
Website: www.winningwriters.com/tompoetry

 

Geoff Stevens Memorial Poetry prize 2015
Closing Date: 30th September 2015.
Entry Fee: £20 per block of poems.
Prizes: Two winners will have a poetry collection up to 52 pages published by Indigo Dreams Publishing and receive 25 copies. Publication 2016 to coincide with Geoff’s birth date June 4th.
Looking for: Submission of a selection of 10 poems to 36 lines max.
Further details: All entries must be accompanied by cheque to correct amount made payable to ‘IDP’ or via PayPal.
See full submission rules at: indigodreams.co.uk/#/competition/

 

Cinnamon Press Single Poem Prize
Closing date: 30th September, 2015.
Prizes: £1,000, £200, £50, winners and runners up published in anthology.
Entry fee: £4, £10 for three, £18 for six.
Looking for: Poems up to 50 lines on any subject.
Email: info@cinnamonpress.com
Website: www.cinnamonpress.com

 

Salopian Poetry Society’s Annual Open Competition
Closing date: 30th September, 2015.
Prizes: £150, £100, £50, ten £20, plus publication in Salopeot.
Entry fee: £3, 4 for £10, £2 for members.
Looking for: Poetry, up to 42 lines.
Email: salopeot@hotmail.com
Website: thesalopianpoetrysociety.webeden.co.uk

 

Firstwriter International Poetry Competition
Closing date: 1st October, 2015.
Prizes: £200, ten special commendations will receive subscription voucher worth £24, publication for all winners.
Entry fee: £3, three for £2.50 each, five for £2 each, 10 for £1.50 each.
Looking for: Poems up to 30 lines.
Website: www.firstwriter.com/competitions/poetry_competition.shtml

 

The Light Verse Unlimited Quarterly Poetry Competition
Closing date: 30th September, 2015.
Prizes: 1st £150, 2nd £100, 3rd £50.
Entry fee: £3.50, block of four entries £11.00.
Further details: A quarterly competition for light verse, with no set theme or form and no length limit (but the rules remind entrants that ‘brevity is the soul of wit’). The competition is run in support of the ‘Writers’ Competition Resources’ website, which offers free resources and a community forum for competition organisers and a competition directory for entrants.
Judge: Martin Parker
Full details at: writerscomp-resources.com/competition

 

Reading Room Poetry Competition
Closing date: 20th October, 2015.
Prize:  £50, publication, 2 copies of book, runners up publication and 2 copies of the book.
Entry fee £2 per poem or 5-7 poems for £10.
Any poem under 30 lines, any theme, any genre.
Email: readingroomproject@yahoo.co.uk
Website: readingroomprojects.wix.com/competitionpages

 

Troubadour International Poetry Prize
Closing date: 19th October, 2015.
Prizes: £5,000, £1,000, £500, twenty £25 runners-up, plus Coffee House Poetry season ticket.
Entry fee: £5/€6/$8.
Looking for: Poems, up to 45 lines.
Email: CoffPoetry@aol.com
Website: www.coffeehousepoetry.org

 

Liquorice Fish Competition
Closing date: 31st October, 2015.
Prizes: anthology publication from Cinnamon Press’s new imprint.
Entry fee: £3/£10 for four.
Looking for: Inventive poetry up to 50 lines on the theme of ‘The lies we tell ourselves.’
Email: liquoricefish@cinnamonpress.co.uk
Website: cinnamonpress.co.uk

 

Geoff Stevens Memorial Poetry prize 2015
Closing Date: 30th September 2015.
Entry Fee: £20 per block of poems.
Prizes: Two winners will have a poetry collection up to 52 pages published by Indigo Dreams Publishing and receive 25 copies. Publication 2016 to coincide with Geoff’s birth date June 4th.
Looking for: Submission of a selection of 10 poems to 36 lines max.
Further details: All entries must be accompanied by cheque to correct amount made payable to ‘IDP’ or via PayPal.
See full submission rules at: indigodreams.co.uk/#/competition/

 

NAWG Open Writing Competition
Closing date: 31st October, 2015.
Prizes: £250, £100 and £50 in each category; anthology and on line publication.
Entry fee: £5. For poems only, 3 for £10.
Stories from 500 to 2,000 words. Poems up to 40 lines.
Email: pamfish@ntlworld.com
Website: www.nawg.co.uk

 

Bare Fiction Prizes
Closing date: 31st October, 2015.
Prizes: £500, £200 and £100, each category.
Entry fee: £5/£3 poetry, £61£4 flash fiction, £8/£6 short story.
Poetry up to 40 lines, flash fiction up to 500 words; short stories up to 3,000 words.
Website: http://www.barefictionmagazine.co.uk

 

National Poetry Competition
Closing date: 31st October, 2015.
Prizes: First Prize: £5000; Second Prize: £2000; Third Prize: £1000; Seven commendations: £200.
Entry fee: £6.50 for the first poem, £3.50 thereafter.
Further details: Maximum length 40 lines per poem. The competition is open to anyone aged 17 or over at the time of entering. International entries are welcome. There is no limit on the number of entries a single entrant can make.
For full terms and conditions visit the Website: npc.poetrysociety.org.uk

 

Poetry Society National Poetry Competition
Closing date: 31st October, 2015.
Prizes: £5,000, £2,000, £1,000, seven £100 commendations.
Entry fee: £6, £3.50 each additional poem.
For poems, up to 40 lines.
Email: award@poetrysociety.org.uk
Website: poetrysociety.org.uk/competitions/

 

Fair Acre Press International Poetry Pamphlet Competition 2015/16
Closing date: 30th November 2015.
Prizes: include publication, and reading with Jonathan Edwards at Wenlock Poetry Festival 2016. Two categories: both for over 18 yrs, one solely for poets without any previously published pamphlet or collection.
Entry Fee: £12.
Sole Judge: Jonathan Edwards.
More details: http://www.fairacrepress.co.uk

 

Oriel Davies 2015 Open Writing Competition
Closing date: 2nd November, 2015.
Prizes: £50 voucher to spend in Oriel Davies gallery shop. 1 for best poem and 1 for best poetry.
Entry fee: £3 per entry submitted.
Further info: Writers are invited to submit either poems (up to 50 lines each) or prose pieces (up to 1,000 words each) that focus on the theme of flora. Works must be typed on separate sheets of paper and not exceed the line or word limit. On a separate sheet of A4 paper please give: name, address, telephone number & email and a list of all titles and first lines of the work submitted.
Any number of writings may be submitted on payment of £3 per work. Cheques to be made payable to Oriel Davies.
Entries to be addressed to: Sheela Hughes, Oriel Davies Gallery, The Park, Newtown, Powys, SY16 2NZ. Envelope to be marked ‘WRITING COMPETITION”.
Email: desk@orieldavies.org
Website: www.orieldavies.org

 

2015 Thynks Publications Poetry Pamphlet Competition
Closing Date: 31st December, 2015.
Prize: £50 plus publication of the collection submitted. Announcement date:31st March 2016
Entry Fee: £10.
Entrants are invited to submit a collection of between 20-25 poems. Any runners-up will be offered publication of their submitted collection.
Email: thynkspublications@yahoo.co.uk
For entry and further information see Poetry Pamphlet Competition page: thynkspublications.co.uk/poetry-pamphlet-competition

 

The Magic Oxygen Literary Prize
Closing date: 31st December 2015.
Prizes: £1,000 1st, £300 2nd, £100 3rd, 2 x £50 Highly Commended in each category.
Entry fee: £5.00.
Looking for: Poetry up to 50 lines. Open theme.
Further info: The competition is open to writers worldwide aged 16+ at the time of submission.
Email: editor@magicoxygen.co.uk
Website: www.MagicOxygen.co.uk

 

Ballymaloe International Poetry Prize 2015
Closing date: 31st December 2015.
Entry fee: €12.
Prizes: 1st Prize €10,000, plus three runner-up prizes of €1,000.
Further details: The prize is run in association with The Moth magazine. It is for a single unpublished poem. This year’s judge is former US poet laureate Billy Collins. The four shortlisted poems will appear in the spring issue of The Moth, and the winner will be announced at a special awards ceremony in Dublin in April 2016.
Details on website at: themothmagazine.com

 

Free Poetry Competitions By. United Press

 

Please read our Rules and Information Before Entering, and please note that we only accept entries from UK residents.

My Secret Wish (Closing Date: 30th September 2015)

Send up to three poems, of no more than 25 lines (including blank lines) and 160 words each, to United Press Ltd, Admail 3735, London, EC1B 1JB; email them to info@unitedpress.co.uk or enter online via our online submission form.

Winter Wonderland (Closing Date: 31st October 2015)

We are looking for entries on the theme of winter in this competition. The winning poem will receive a £25 prize.

Send up to three poems, of no more than 25 lines (including blank lines) and 160 words each, to United Press Ltd, Admail 3735, London, EC1B 1JB; email them to info@unitedpress.co.uk or enter online via our online submission form.

Spring Time (Closing Date: 30th November 2015)

We are looking for entries on the theme of spring time in this competition. The winning poem will receive a £25 prize.

Send up to three poems, of no more than 25 lines (including blank lines) and 160 words each, to United Press Ltd, Admail 3735, London, EC1B 1JB; email them to info@unitedpress.co.uk or enter online via our online submission form.

Local Poem Competition 2015 (Closing Date: 31st December 2015)

We are delighted to invite FREE entries for the UK’s annual contest to find the best LOCAL poem.

The top poem will win £1,000 cash. There’s no age limit and no entry fee.

“The poem can be about something or someone from the poet’s home area,” explained United Press Publications Executive, Julie Embury. “It can be descriptive, historic, romantic, factual, or personal – anything you like, as long as there is a local connection. Winning entries so far have been about towers, a river, village life, and local history.”

Send up to three poems, of no more than 25 lines (including blank lines) and 160 words each, to United Press Ltd, Admail 3735, London, EC1B 1JB; email them to info@unitedpress.co.uk or enter online via our online submission form.

Religious Poem (Closing Date: 31st March 2016)

Send up to three poems, of no more than 25 lines (including blank lines) and 160 words each, to United Press Ltd, Admail 3735, London, EC1B 1JB; email them to info@unitedpress.co.uk or enter online via our online submission form.

Who Should Enter Our Free Poetry Competitions?

Our free poetry competitions are open to any UK resident. Our overall objective with these competitions is to increase the level of interest in poetry and to encourage people to start writing poetry for themselves, so it really doesn’t matter what level you are currently at. The absence of an entry fee makes these competitions totally accessible!

Our main poetry competitions are the annual National Poetry Anthology and Local Poem competitions, both of which carry a £1000 first prize to the overall winner.

You can find details of all our past National Poetry Anthology winners here, and details about our past Local Poem Competition winners here.

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Fiction & Nonfiction Reprint Award 2015

Over the course of our Reprint Award, our staff worked with some of the most talented, established writers and presses in the industry, and while that was one of the best experiences in our time as editors, it made us eager to return to our roots. Working with name brand talents is exciting, but discovering new, unheralded voices is a bit like nicotine to editors: We’re genetically predisposed to wanting more, and quitting gives us night terrors.

From its advent, the mission of Sequestrum has been to feature new and emerging writers alongside literary heavyweights. With our New Writer Awards, hundreds in cash prizes and publication in a future issue of Sequestrum will be awarded to up-and-coming writers of fiction and nonfiction.

New Writer Awards Details:

  • Open only to writers who have not yet published a book-length manuscript.
  • One first-prize winner will receive $200, plus publication in our Spring ’16 issue.
  • Runner up prize(s) of $25-$50 cash, plus publication.
  • One submission up to 12,000 word per $15 entry fee, or two short pieces of 1,000 words or less.
  • Submissions read and reviewed on a rolling basis.
  • Contest doors close October 15, 2015*.
    • Depending on submission volume, doors may close early. This insures our small staff can give every submission the time and consideration it deserves.
    • The short and long: Don’t dawdle.
  • Winners announced in January. Publication in our Spring ’16 Issue.

General Guidelines:

  • We will only consider submissions through our online submission system.
  • Entries must not have been previously published in any format.
  • Simultaneous submissions are allowed.
  • Multiple entries are allowed, following the guidelines above.
  • Include a brief 3rd person bio in your cover letter to be used as a contributor bio in the event of publication.
  • Do not include any identifying information on your manuscript. This should be in your cover letter.

Happy submitting, and best of luck.

source: http://www.sequestrum.org