Upcoming competitions

SAWC Competition entries must be in P O Box 2342, Westville 3630 or the Competition Manager’s  inbox 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. CASH, CHEQUES or ELECTRONIC TRANSFERS only please. If paying by cheque, please add R15 to cover the extra charges from the bank.

MAY 2016
Fantasy: Wuxia Fiction – 2500 words
Wuxia is a genre of Chinese fiction, concerning the adventures of sword-wielding chivalrous heroes. Write a short story incorporating this Chinese style and fantasy elements.
Closing Date 31 May

JUNE 2016
Article: Truly Unbelievable – 1000 words
Write an article telling a story that sounds unrealistic but in actual fact is true. This story can be taken from either your own life experiences or someone else’s.
Closing Date 30 June

JULY 2016
Comedy Sitcom: Great Laughs to Brighter Futures – 30 minutes
Write a short comedy sitcom using the art of humour to convey a different perspective on a popular opinion.
Closing Date 31 July

AUGUST 2016
Fiction: Malice Domestic – 2500 words
The term “malice domestic” loosely defines the genre of traditional mysteries. Write a mystery story purposely avoiding unnecessary blood, unjustified brutality, or explicit intimacy. Craft your story with intriguing suggestion and suspense. A master of this genre was Agatha Christie.
Closing Date 31 August

pianoSEPTEMBER 2016
Children’s Story: Living Picture – 1500 words
A children’s story aimed at ages 10-12. Write a story about what you see in the picture shown alongside.
Closing Date 30 September

SEPTEMBER 2016 – OPEN TO NON-MEMBERS
Annual Short Story – Short Story – 3000 words
Write a short story with a topic of your choice.
Closing Date 30 September

OCTOBER 2016
Prompt Competition -1000 words
Enter into this competition and write a short story based on the prompts you receive. You will be given a specific location, situation, and protagonist that must be the centre of your story.
Closing Date 31 October

NOVEMBER 2016
Romance: Love is Not an Emotion – 2500 words
Emotions fade and change. Love is a choice. Love is a promise. No matter what he will never hurt her. Write a short story where love is more than just an emotion or a brief crush. What do you think the true power of love is?
Closing Date 30 November

DECEMBER – JANUARY 2016
First Chapter of Novel – 3000 words
Write the first chapter of a novel.
Closing Date 31 January