4 Writing Challenges for the lockdown – multiple prizes & no entry fees

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4 Writing Challenges for the lockdown - multiple prizes & no entry fees

A. The Writer Contest (Spring 2020 Short Story Contest).

2020 Fall Short Story Contest by The Writer Magazine
2020 Fall Short Story Contest by The Writer Magazine

“Submit your best short story for your chance to win $1,000 and publication in our magazine! Any genre is fair game as long as your submission is a work of fiction under 2,000 words.”

The Writer Magazine

About

Organized by The Writer magazine, this contest is aimed at helping writers gain exposure and hone their craft. It welcomes entries under 2,000 words from any genre.

Submission Deadline: 2nd June 2020
Prize: $1,000 and publication of your story in The Writer Magazine

Read more and apply here


B. The 2020 Slackjaw Humor Writing Challenge (cash prizes & bragging rights)

2020 Slackjaw Humor Writing Challenge
2020 Slackjaw Humor Writing Challenge

“$2,450 in cash prizes and bragging rights to the winners”

Slackjaw

About

Slackjaw (with over 107,000 followers) is a widely read humor publication on Medium. This challenge is an open invitation for entries from writers and aspiring writers all around the world to submit humor themed writings for a chance to win a wide range of prizes (as listed below).

Submission Deadline: 30th April 2020

Prizes

1ST PLACE: $1,000 cash prize
2ND PLACE: $500 cash prize
3RD PLACE: $250 cash prize
FINALISTS: $100 cash prize each

Additionally, All winning pieces will be published on Slackjaw and promoted Slackjaw’s email list of 30,000+ people, all over social media and internally on Medium.

Read more and apply here


C. WTO Essay Award for Young Economists (2020)

WTO Essaay Award for Young Economists (2020)
WTO Essaay Award for Young Economists (2020)

About

This is an essay contest organized annually by the World Trade Organization (WTO) for young economists. This essay contest aims to promote high-quality research on trade policy and international trade co-operation and to reinforce the relationship between the WTO and the academic community.

Submission Deadline: 8th June 2020.

Prize: CHF 5,000 (5,000 Swiss francs), official announcement of the winning paper at the annual meeting of the European Trade Study Group in Ghent, Belgium and funding to attend the meeting.

Find out more and apply here


D. Today’s Christian Living Writing Contest 2020 (3 prizes)

About

This contest is organized by Today’s Christian Living, an inspirational magazine that show’s how Jesus has transformed a person’s life. Writers are invited to write a an 800 – 1,200 word article on the topic: Everyday people who are making a difference for Jesus.

Submission Deadline: 29th May, 2020

Prizes

1st Prize: $300 + article publication in the November 2020 issue.
2nd Prize: $200 + article publication in the November 2020 issue.
3rd Prize: $100 + article publication in the November 2020 issue.

Read more and apply here

Make the most of the “lockdown season”, Get writing!

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