The Bedford Competition Short Story and Poetry Awards are open internationally until October 31st, 2021.
The Bedford Competition is a non-profit group. This year, net proceeds are going to Schoolreaders, a charity that helps schoolchildren ‘catch up’ with their reading, and The King’s Arms Project that supports the homeless.
1st – £1000
2nd – £200
3rd – £100.
There are also Cygnature Prizes of £100 for young writers aged 17 – 25 years.
Entrants who reside in Bedford will automatically be entered for the Bedford Prize, with a prize of £100.
Short stories – 3000 words
Poems – 40 lines
Entry Fees: £7.50 per entry or 3 for £15 (students: £5 per entry or 3 for £10)
Full details here.