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Val Wood Prize for Creative Writing Competition 2019

Val Wood Prize for Creative Writing Competition 2019

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Applications are now open for the Val Wood Prize for Creative Writing 2019. The theme of this year’s competition is ‘Love Letters’ and we want you to pack them with romance, originality, and creativity. Further, The competition is open to anyone over 16 years of age. Entries should be in the form of a love letter and entrants are free to write about whatever they wish as long as the theme of love and the form of a letter.


  • The winner of the competition will receive £100 and their entry will be published on the website.
  • Further, shared via various social media outlets.
  • The runner up will receive £50 and there will also be two commendations of £25.
  • Cash prizes are kindly donated by  Financial Planning and The James Reckitt Library Trust.


  • The competition is open to anyone over 16 years of age.
  • All entries must be type or neatly handwritten and with a maximum word-count of 1500.
  • Entries may contain more than one letter but max word count must be adhered to per submission.
  • This year, the competition is eco-friendly and entries must be submitted by email

Application process

  • First Step: Email entries can be sent to the email address given below with the subject: Val Wood Prize: Love Letters.
  • Second Step: Please submit as Word, Pages. If submitting in PDF Format please ensure that the entrants’ name is not on the document as entries are judged anonymously.
  • Third Step: Your name, address, telephone number, and email address must be included with your entry on a separate piece of paper.


  • Previous entrants/winners may enter the competition again using alternative entries.
  • Entries must be the original work of the competitor, in English, and must not have been published, broadcast or have won a competition prize. No alterations can be made to a story once it has been submitted.
  • Entrants can win only one prize.
  • Copyright remains with the author, but the organizers reserve the right to publish the winning entries online or in print for one year after 2/11/19.
  • The organizers’ reserve right to alter details of the competition if necessary.


Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Deadline21 September,2019
Open toAll Nationalities
OrganizerVAL WOOD
Contact the organizer[email protected]



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