SCPSW - Our Competition News

OUR COMPETITION NEWS 

The following competitions are 'regulars'; listed here are all of our competitions including articles, short stories and poetry. Further details on the poetry matters can be found on this page.

Vee Bradley Poetry Competition

Lewis Wright Short Story Competition

Herbert Spencer Poetry Competition.

Short Story for Children Competition

Gordon Gompers Competition



CHAIR’S 1000 WORD CHALLENGE 2018.pdf

ENTRIES CURRENTLY ON CALL ARE SHOWN BELOW (some dates awaited)

CHAIR'S 1000 WORD CHALLENGE
Deadline 31 August 2018. 
(CLOSED)
Details
CLICK HERE.

FOR RESULTS click pdf download button above.



Vee Bradley Humorous Poetry Competition (2018) (Free Entry) PRIZE: £25

Deadline: 31 July 2018 (CLOSED)

Vee Bradley Humorous Poetry Competition. Entries should be humorous, no longer than 30 lines, with each poem on a separate sheet. 

RESULTS:
First:  Tips on Writing - Tony Oswick
Second: The Princess and the Pea - Stephanie Pemberton


Gordon Gompers Competition (2018)
(Free Entry)  PRIZE: £50

Deadline 31 July 2018  (CLOSED)

Gordon Gompers Competition for travel articles or any non-fiction piece. Maximum 2,000 words. 

RESULTS:
First: Ancient Q in Modern China - Steven Bibby
Second: Untitled - Brian Smith  




2019 Competitions

Lewis Wright Short Story Competition (2019):  

Entry Fee : NIL; Prizes 1st £75, 2nd £50

Closing date 15 May 2019

Short Stories should be not more than 1500 words. On line submissions as a WORD.doc attachment to an email to:

michaelround@blueyonder.co.uk

Hard copy on A4 paper, one side only - see next column for further details.



Herbert Spencer Poetry Competition (2019):

Entry Fee: Nil;  Prizes 1st £ 50; 2nd £25. 

Closing date 25th February 2019


All competition entries should not have been published, either in The Author or elsewhere.  

All competitions are open only to SCPSW members. Join in order to enter - eligible writers include serving or retired members of the Civil Service, Armed Forces, National Health Service, Local Government, the Police Force or any Public Service.

You can submit entries if you join before a competition deadline. Details of membership HERE.

A CHANCE TO WIN A PRIZE

All competitions for members only; all entries free.

Multiple entries welcome.

SHORT STORIES should not be more than 3,000 words.
POEMS maximum number of lines may vary

(Vee Bradley this year is 30 lines), with each poem on a separate sheet.)
(Gordon Gompers Competition has a 2,000 word limit.)

All entries should preferably be sent on line as a WORD.doc attachment to an email. On a lead sheet all entries should bear the name of the competition being entered, the submission's title, the author’s name and address and a pen name if required.  
HARD COPY should be typed on A4 paper with word count. 
On a lead sheet all entries should bear the name of the competition being entered, a title, the author’s name and address and a pen name if required.

Entries will only be returned if accompanied by SAE.

Hard copy entries for Gordon Gompers and Vee Bradley to Competition Secretary: 

Nina Mattar, 

4 Redruth House,
Grange Road, 

Sutton SM2 6RT 

On line entries to: michaelround@blueyonder.co.uk