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Writing Competitions Europe 2022

Writing Competitions Europe 2022 comprises list of writing competitions that are ongoing in 2022. These prestigious Writing Competitions free entry

List Of Writing Competitions Europe 2022

Writing Competitions Europe 2022 comprises a list of writing competitions that are currently ongoing, or will be available for those writers that are residents of Europe in 2022. The list, writing Competitions Europe 2022, is going to feature a lot of writing competitions in many genres such as:

  • Fiction Competitions 
  • Drama Competitions 
  • Essay Competition 
  • Poetry Competitions 
  • Prose, Flash Fiction among many others in 2022.

Benefits Of Entering Into Any Of The Writing Competitions Europe 2022

Entering into any of the writing competitions will definitely guarantee you one or more of the following if your work gets selected:

  • Cash prizes
  • You stand a chance to have your work published.
  • Mentorship.
  • Recognition in literary events among many others.

Hence, before we proceed to the full list of the writing Competitions Europe 2022, it'll be of greater consideration on our part to share some tips to expect while entering some of these writing Competitions. 

Writing Competitions are some of the most prevalent opportunities available to writers to advance their writing career, have their works and names spread out to the world and have them accessed. In short, it's a confidence booster and career maintainer.

To enter one of these writing Competitions Europe 2022, make sure you do the following:

  • Check the eligibility requirements for these Competitions. Some of them are restricted in respect of age, education qualification etc.
  • Check the genres of work that you're required to submit. Be it Prose, Fiction, Poetry, be sure to identify it before submitting to any of the writing Competitions.
  • Read the submission guidelines before proceeding to submit. Submissions Guidelines is always of necessity and that which an applicant should consider while entering a writing Competition. Failure to adhere to it might lead to the rejection of your work.
  • In respect of the aforementioned, always check the word count!
  • Also, check the deadline. Avoid submitting to a writing Competitions Europe 2022 that is already closed. Always ensure you submit before the deadline.
  • Find a place to write the dates for the announcement of shortlisted names for the contest in order to get duly informed as the Competitions proceeds.

Having sensitized you on the above, do well to enjoy the list.

Writing Competitions Europe 2022


March Writing Competitions Europe 2022

  •  Own Voices, Own Stories Award
The Own Voices, Own Stories Award 2022 is offered annually to children’s picture book manuscripts written by BIPOC and/or LGBTQ+ authors with the intention of recognizing and amplifying new and diverse voices with underrepresented perspectives. 

With this award, we hope to reflect the authentic perspectives of BIPOC and/or LGBTQ+ children (and/or families), thereby highlighting the universal experience of our shared humanity through the prism of multifaceted experiences.

The Own Voices, Own Stories Award contest is open to BIPOC and/or LGBTQ+ writers.

 Applicants must be United States residents and at least 18 years of age. Submissions are open January 1 through March 31.

  • Jack London Young Writers Contest for 6th-8th graders

Time to get creative and write your fictional short story for this year’s contest!

For 2022 we are choosing a positive focus and envisioning brighter days ahead for everyone. To support this, the theme of the contest is “Building Brighter Communities.” 

Famous author and adventurer Jack London decided to try his hand at farming and purchased rural land on Sonoma Mountain. But having a quiet farm up a mountain slope wasn’t enough for him, he needed it to be a place of progressive change where he could model “green” farming techniques and create his version of a cooperative community where all residents would have fair working conditions and a great quality of life. This was his “Ranch of Good Intentions.”

Your challenge is to write a fictional story where your character(s) create and dwell in a community of their own invention that is unique, different, emerging, or overcomes something challenging. 

Be creative in describing how your community works while still telling us an entertaining story. We want to see what a “brighter community” looks like through your eyes!   Click here for rules and entry form

Our judges are all volunteers and not employed by our organization. They read all the stories “blind,” never knowing the names or locations of the authors. Hard Deadline for submissions is March 31st, 2022.

 April Writing Competitions Europe 2022

  • Writers Of The Future Contest 2022

PRIZES EACH QUARTER: $1,000, $750, $500





No entry fee is required, and all rights in the story remain the property of the author. All types of science fiction, fantasy, and dark fantasy are welcome.

By submitting to the Contest, the entrant agrees to abide by all Contest rules.

All entries must be original works by the entrant, in English. Plagiarism, which includes the use of third-party poetry, song lyrics, characters, or another person’s universe, without written permission, will result in disqualification. Excessive violence or sex, determined by the judges, will result in disqualification. 

Entries may not have been previously published in professional media. The Contest has four quarters, beginning on October 1, January 1, April 1, and July 1. The year will end on September 30. 

  • Jacklyn Potter Young Poets Competition

The Jacklyn Potter Young Poets Competition provides an annual opportunity for two high school students to read their original work with an established poet in the Joaquin Miller Poetry Series (June and July). 

The winners are selected by an independent judge. The Word Works expects young poets to be accompanied by an adult family member.

  • The Ann Whitford Paul – Writer’s Digest Manuscript Award 2022

The Ann Whitford Paul – Writer’s Digest Manuscript Award is an annual award given to a Most Promising Picture Book manuscript.

Winners will be selected in two categories: Fiction and Nonfiction. The two winners will each receive a $1000 grant to encourage the development of an excellent picture book manuscript.  


Submissions open February 1, 2022. Deadline is April 10, 2022.

May Writing Competitions Europe 2022

  • World Historian Student Essay Competition 2022
The World Historian Student Essay Competition is an international competition open to students enrolled in grades K–12 in public, private, and parochial schools, and those in home-study programs. Membership in the World History Association is not a requirement for submission. Past winners may not compete in the same category again.


The World History Association established this $500 prize to recognize young scholars. A one-year membership in the WHA will also be included with each prize.

Entries must be emailed or postmarked by the annual deadline of 1 May.

  • Waterston Desert Writing Prize
The mission of the Waterston Desert Writing Prize is to strengthen and support the literary arts and humanities in the High Desert region through recognition of literary excellence in nonfiction writing about desert landscapes, through community interaction with the winning authors of the annual prize, and presentations and programs that take place in association with the Prize.

The Prize honors literary nonfiction that illustrates artistic excellence, sensitivity to place and desert literacy with the desert as both subject and setting. Inspired by Ellen Waterston’s love of the High Desert of Central Oregon, a region that has been her muse for more than 30 years, the Prize recognizes the vital role deserts play worldwide in the ecosystem and human narrative.

The submission deadline is Sunday, May 1, 2022.

 The Prize winner will receive a $3,000 cash award, a residency at PLAYA at Summer Lake, Oregon and a reading and reception right here at the Museum

  • Puchi Award 2022: Rules and Requirements
From 15 March to 15 May

Puchi Award 2022

La Casa Encendida and Fulgencio Pimentel are pleased to present the sixth Puchi Award.

This competition is open to literary and graphic projects of any kind that stand out by virtue of their premise, literary and graphic quality, originality, unconventionality or mould-shattering conception.

The aim of this award is to shine a spotlight on works of the highest quality and originality.

The book can contain everything and anything, and that is precisely what this contest wants: 
fiction and non-fiction, essays, informative literature, poetry, illustration, comics, cookbooks,  geography books, combinations of the above or any other type of work. 

Conventional novels will not be considered and only novels that can be clearly defined as experimental will be accepted.

This competition is open to literary and graphic projects of any kind that stand out by virtue 
of their premise, literary and graphic quality, originality, unconventionality or mould -
shattering conception. 

The aim of this award is to shine a spotlight on works of the highest quality and originality.

All authors of legal age from Spain or any other country are eligible to submit one or more 
original, unpublished works.

Projects may be submitted between 15th March 2022 and 15th May 2022 at 2:00pm 
(GTM+1), both dates included. Submissions sent before or after this period will not be 

The winner will receive a cash prize of €8,000 (VAT and all other taxes included, as an advance on the rights of the published work) and have his/her work published and distributed by Fulgencio Pimentel.

  • The Irene Adler Prize: A $1,000 Scholarship for Women Writers

Writing has given me a rich and exciting life.

I’ve traveled the world from Sweden to South Africa, from the Golden Globes to the Olympic women’s hockey finals. I’ve photographed a mother polar bear and her cubs and profiled stars like ABBA, Jennifer Garner and Katarina Witt. And I couldn’t have done it without women.

I’ve been very fortunate, and it’s time for me to give back. With the Irene Adler Prize, I’m awarding a $1,000 scholarship to a woman pursuing a degree in journalism, creative writing, or literature at a recognized post-secondary institution in the U.S. or Canada, based on an essay competition.

My mother is a journalist and my sister works in publishing. The editors who gave me my big breaks with the New York Times, the Washington Post, and National Geographic are all female. Nearly every story of mine that’s won an award was assigned by a woman. Teachers, librarians, publicists, literary agents, fellow writers…I could go on. Women have had a huge impact on my career.

In today’s challenging climate, I want to let my female colleagues know – past, present and future – that they and their work are respected and valued. This is not to minimize men. It’s to help maximize the talents of the other 50 percent of the world’s population, which is too frequently shortchanged. The time is right.

The 2022 Irene Adler Prize essay competition runs from January 30 to May 30.

1) Entry is free of charge.

2) There is no age restriction.

3) The Irene Adler Prize winner will receive a $1,000 US scholarship.

June Writing Competitions Europe 2022
  • The Jane Austen Society Of North America Essay Contest
Jane Austen Society Of North America Essay Competition 2022

JASNA conducts an annual student Essay Contest to foster the study and appreciation of Jane Austen's works in new generations of readers.

Students world-wide are invited to compete for scholarship awards in three divisions: 

High School: students and home-schooled students enrolled at the high school level during the contest year

College/University: students enrolled in at least six credit hours of course work at a junior college, college, or university during the contest year

Graduate School: students enrolled during the contest year in at least three credit hours of graduate course work at a college or university leading to an advanced degree.

Membership in JASNA is not required to enter the contest.

The deadline for submissions is Thursday, June 2, 2022. Be sure to visit the Submissions page to review the contest rules and eligibility requirements before entering.

Essay Contest Awards
JASNA awards scholarships to winners in each of the three divisions: 

First Place:  $1,000 scholarship and free registration and two nights’ lodging for JASNA’s upcoming Annual General Meeting (Transportation to the conference is not provided.)

Second Place:  $500 scholarship

Third Place:  $250 scholarship 

Winners will each receive one year of memberships in JASNA and a set of Norton Critical Editions of Jane Austen's novels. The winning essays will also be published on this website.

  • Bard Fiction Prize 2022
The creation of the Bard Fiction Prize, presented each October since 2001, continues Bard’s longstanding position as a center for creative, groundbreaking literary work by both faculty and students. From Saul Bellow, William Gaddis, Mary McCarthy, and Ralph Ellison to John Ashbery, Philip Roth, William Weaver, and Chinua Achebe, Bard’s literature faculty, past and present, represents some of the most important writers of our time.

 The prize is intended to encourage and support young writers of fiction, and provide them with an opportunity to work in a fertile intellectual environment.

 Last year’s Bard Fiction Prize was awarded to Akil Kumarasamy for her debut story collection, Half Gods (Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2018). Applications for the 2023 prize must be received by June 15, 2022.

July Writing Competitions Europe 2022

  • Button Poetry Poem Cover Contest 2022
The winner’s video along with multiple runners-up will be featured on the Button Poetry YouTube channel. The winner will receive admission to a calendar year of Button Poetry Workshops. 
Each workshop is $150 (total value of $900). That’s our biggest prize to date!

All entrants will receive 20% off any purchase from the Button Website.

Entry Fe

Entry to this contest is FREE (for the first 800 submitters).
Please, only one video per submission. Multiple submissions are welcome.

Timeline: We plan on announcing our selections on July 1st 2022, though this date is subject to change based on the number of submissions we receive.

  • HG Wells Short Story Competition 2022
The annual HG Wells Fiction Short Story Competition offers a £500 Senior and £1,000 Junior prize and free publication of all shortlisted entries in a quality, professionally published paperback anthology.

The 2022 H G Wells Short Story Competition will close on 11th July 2022 (at midnight, BST).

  • UNESCO International Essay Contest for Young People International Essay Competitions 2022

This annual essay contest is organized in an effort to harness the energy, creativity and initiative of the world's youth in promoting a culture of peace and sustainable development. It also aims to inspire society to learn from the young minds and to think about how each of us can make a difference in the world.

* This program is an activity within the framework of UNESCO’s Education for Sustainable Development: Towards achieving the SDGs (ESD for 2030).

“My Values”

Our values determine how we think and act, and they shape the society we live in. What are the values that you hold dear? How can you best live your life in line with those values, and in doing so, what kind of society do you hope to create?

Entries must be received by June 15, 2022 (23:59 your local time).


The following awards will be given in the Children’s category and Youth category respectively:

1st Prize: Certificate, prize of 100,000 Yen (approx. US$840 as of Feb. 2022) and gift ... 1 entrant

2nd Prize: Certificate, prize of 50,000 Yen (approx. US$420 as of Feb. 2022) and gift ... 3 entrants

3rd Prize: Certificate and gift ... 5 entrants
Honorable Mention: Certificate and gift ... 25 entrants

* 1st to 3rd prize winners will be invited to the Winners Gathering to be held online.

* Additional awards (Best School Award, School Incentive Award) will be given if applicable.

  • Foyle Young Poets Of The Year 2022

The Foyle Young Poets Of The Year Award 2022 is organized by the poetry society and it's currently open for submissions.

General Rules

You must be aged 11-17 on the closing date of the 31st July 2022 in order to enter. 
Individuals may enter more than one poem. However, we strongly advise that you concentrate on drafting and redrafting your poems and send only a selection of your very best. Remember, quality is more important than quantity.

The competition is free to enter and poems can be of any length and on any theme

Midnight 31st July 2022(BST)

Polar Expressions Contest 2022

  • Submit To Polar Expressions Publishing Contest 2022
Submit to Polar Expressions Publishing 15th annual contest.

  • 2022 National Poetry Contest and
  • 2022 National Short-Story Contest
(for Canadian citizens or residents of all ages)

July 31, 2022
No entry fee! Cash prizes to be won!

Each summer we hold two contests, which are open to Canadian residents and citizens of all ages. There is a separate division for young writers.

Over $3500 will be awarded in cash and other prizes.

There is no entry fee and no obligation to purchase anything.

August Writing Competitions Europe 2022

Immerse Education Essay Competition Scholarship 2022

What is the Immerse Education Essay Competition?
The Immerse Education Essay Competition Provides The Opportunity For Students Aged 13-18 To Submit Essay Responses To A Pre-Set Question Relating To Their Chosen Subject. 

10 Winners Will Receive A 100% Scholarship, With Runner-Up Prizes Also Awarded.

Entry Fee: Free

Immerse Education Essay Competition 2022 Timeline

16 March 2022
Competition Opens

31 August 2022
Competition Closes

September Writing Competitions Europe 2022
  • The Miller Williams Poetry Prize 2022
Miller Williams Poetry Prize 2022

Every year, the University of Arkansas Press accepts submissions for the Miller Williams Poetry Series and from the books selected awards the $5,000 Miller Williams Poetry Prize in the following summer.

 For almost a quarter century the press has made this series the cornerstone of its work as a publisher of some of the country’s best new poetry. The series and prize are named for and operated to honor the cofounder and longtime director of the press, Miller Williams.

Series editor Patricia Smith serves as the judge for the Miller Williams Poetry Prize. With the help of screeners, she awards to three authors publication in the series. 

This is the most significant award the press can offer: the opportunity for the author’s work to be published with all the dedication and expertise we have to offer. We provide professional copyediting by expert poetry editors, design and production by veteran designers who specialize in the typesetting of verse, and production managed by a house with a history of printing first-rate books.

 We believe this offers the poet the best possible opportunity to connect with his or her audience in print. This prize goes to all three books selected for the series. 

Three of the books are announced as finalists for the Miller Williams Poetry Prize. One is further chosen as the winner of the prize and receives $5,000 in cash in addition to publication.

The submission deadline for the 2024 Miller Williams Poetry Prize is 30 Sep 2022.

October Writing Competitions Europe 2022
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Writing Competitions Europe 2022 comprises list of writing competitions that are ongoing in 2022. These prestigious Writing Competitions free entry
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