Page is Printed Creative Writing Competition

Sun 14 Jan, 11:59pm

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Pens at the ready, our annual creative writing competition is back!

Write in any genre: prose, poetry, script, a confession, a love letter, a list… be bold, be imaginative, but contain your entry to just one side of A4.

Unleash your creativity and let your imagination run wild! Whether it’s prose that transports readers to distant worlds, poetry that stirs the soul, a script that captivates with its dialogues, a confession that lays bare the depths of the heart, a love letter that resonates with passion, or even a list that surprises and intrigues – the possibilities are endless.

But remember, the canvas is limited to just one side of A4 paper. This constraint challenges you to distill your brilliance into a concise and powerful expression. It’s an invitation to be economical with your words, to craft something that lingers in the mind long after it’s read.

Our panel of judges will be looking for something that dares to be different and most importantly something that comes to life when it is read aloud.

The deadline for the creative writing competition is Sun 14 Jan.


Somerset Prize | £100
Somerset Under 18s | 3x £25

Open Prize | £100
Open Under 18s | 2x £25

Best on the Night | £25
Best on the Night – U18s | £25

How to enter

  • Write your one page entry
  • Download and fill in our submission form. PDF version | Word version
  • (For adults) Click the ‘Enter Now’ button and purchase the appropriate number of entries – you will need to include your order number on the submission form.
  • Email your 1 sided entry and the completed submission form to or follow the posting instructions on the form

Please note | Adults and Under 18s residing outside of Somerset will only be eligible for the Open Prizes. Residents of Somerset will be eligible for both Somerset and Open prizes in their corresponding age category.

Creative writing competition

So what are you waiting for? Enter your masterpiece now!

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Don’t Forget… Creative Writing Competition Celebration Evening

The Page is Printed 2024: Celebration Evening takes place on Sat 10 Feb, 7:00pm.

Anyone who has entered the creative writing competition is entitled to one free ticket. For more information or to book more Celebration Evening tickets visit the event here.

  • ENTRY FEE: One entry £5, three entries for £10
  • ENTRY FEE OFFERS: FREE entry for Under 18s (one entry only)
  • ENTRY DEADLINE: Sun 14 Jan

The Page is Printed 2024 Events

Alongside the celebration evening on Sat 10 Feb we will also be running several literary themed events throughout the day. More details about these events will be released shortly.

  • Dreaming Wide Awake – Poetry Writing Workshop – 10:30am – 3:45pm
  • Novel Writing Workshop – 11:30am – 4:00pm
  • Fiona Benson – Poetry Reading – 4:30pm – 5:30pm
  • Celebration Evening – 7:00pm