July Writing Competitions

If you are looking for a writing project over the school holidays, look no further. The age range for these competitions includes five to seventeen year olds, with the choice of short fiction and poetry. Make sure you read the terms and conditions and follow the submission guidelines to ensure your entry is considered. The competitions listed are current for July 2020. Good luck!

Ledbury Poetry Festival Competition

Who: Youth (12-17 year olds) and children (11 years and under)

What: Poetry (40 lines or less)

When: Closes July 16

Entry fee: Free for first poem

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Young Tasmanian Writers Prize

Who: Students in Years 7-12

What: Short fiction (Theme and length depends on age group.)

When: Closes July 30

Entry fee: $8

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Ipswich Poetry Feast International Poetry Writing Competition

Who: Children aged 5-17

What: Poetry

When: Closes July 31

Entry: Free

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