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To celebrate our new Creative and Professional Writing BA (Hons) course, a new annual writing prize will be awarded for an original text that responds to any contemporary idea, issue, or debate from your unique point of view and demonstrates an outstanding potential for a future in professional writing.
This is the chance for your voice to be heard and your ideas to be rewarded!
First prize: £300 and a chance to discuss your idea with someone who can put your words into action.
The runner-up: £200
Five commended entrants: £100 each
To enter the competition, please submit two pieces of writing:
Your entry should be submitted in two separate Word documents.
Please note: Your full name, postal address, telephone number and email should be included in the document containing your personal statement. The Word document with your attention-grabbing piece should NOT include your name or any other identifying details.
Email your Word documents to firstname.lastname@example.org
Your entry will be acknowledged by email. Submissions that do not adhere to these guidelines will not be considered.
The competition is now closed.
This year's prize will be judged by Courttia Newland.
Courttia is the award-winning author of seven works of fiction including his debut, The Scholar, and The Gospel According to Cane (2013).
His short stories have appeared in many anthologies and broadcast on BBC Radio 4. As a screenwriter, he has written two episodes of the Steve McQueen BBC series Small Axe.
Please visit The Museum of Colour to find out about his latest venture.
In order to apply, you must be eligible to study in the UK without a Visa. The work submitted must be by one author and in the English language.
Submissions will be judged anonymously by this year's judge Courttia Newland, our Creative and Professional Writing teaching staff and our Industry Advisory Board.
Winners will be notified by email in early January 2020, and a prize giving ceremony will take place in March 2020 to coincide with a celebration of Kingston University's new BA in Creative and Professional Writing.