Upcoming competitions

SAWC Competition entries must be in the Competition Manager’s  inbox (competitions.sawc@gmail.com) by the last day of every month.
Please download the Competition Entry Form at the bottom of this page.
Entry fee:
R35 per entry unless otherwise specified.
Please pay via EFT (ELECTRONIC FUND TRANSFER) as the SAWC can no longer accept cash payments made at the bank or via an ATM due to excessive bank charges.
Cash payments can still be made to the treasurer at the monthly meetings.
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December 2017/January 2018
First Chapter of Novel (SAWC Members Only)
3000 words maximum
Write the first chapter of a novel.
Closing date: 31st January 2018
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If you wish to download the SAWC Competition List for 2018 CLICK HERE

February 2018
Poetry: Ballad Min 24 lines Max 40 lines
Write a ballad based on a dream you had. Try to reproduce the sensations of the dream. 6 four line stanzas with rhyme scheme abcb
Closed 28 February  

Flash fiction
300 words exactly
A taxi, an old enemy and Valentine’s Day. Use all three elements in your story
Closed 28 February    

March 2018
Crime Story:  2000 words maximum
At a Chinese restaurant, your character opens his fortune cookie and reads the following message: “Your life is in danger. Say nothing to anyone. You must leave the city immediately and never return. Repeat: say nothing …
Closed 31 March

April 2018
Historical Fiction: The Titanic 2000 words maximum
The untold story
Closed  30 April

May 2018
Fantasy: 2500 words maximum
Write a fantasy story based on the song ‘Magical Mystery Tour’ by The Beatles
Closed 31 May

June 2018
Article: Agony Aunt 1000 words maximum
Write to Dear Abby asking for advice for a problem and provide her response
Closed 30 June

July 2018
TV Play:  30 minutes (i.e. 30 pages)
Write Episode 1 for a TV play entitled Murder at The Lost City. The murder has to occur in this episode.
For information on how to format a TV Screenplay:
http://www.scriptologist.com/Magazine/Formatting/formatting.html
Closed 31 July

August 2018
Horror Story: 2500 words maximum
The Autopsy of Jane Doe
Closed 31 Aug

September 2018
Children’s Story for ages 10-12
1500 words maximum
“You’ll be all right., no-one can hurt you now.” Tell the story.
Closing date 30 Sep

Annual Short Story
Short Story – 3000 words maximum – Open to non-members
Write a short story with a topic of your choice.
Closing date 30 Sep

October 2018
Poetry: Limerick 30 lines maximum
Write a limerick of 7 stanzas on The Seven Stages of Man
Closing date 31 Oct

Flash Fiction: 400 words exactly
All the World’s a Stage
Closing date 31 Oct

November 2018
A Twist in the Tale 2500 words maximum
Provide your own title
Closing date 30 Nov

December 2018/January 2019
First Chapter of Novel 3000 words maximum
Write the first chapter of a novel. Include a synopsis
Closing date 31 Jan
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