Clevedon LitFest

more than words

2024 competitions will be launched on 4 April – watch this space for details.

2023 rules for all competitions and how to enter are below and may be updated for 2024 entrants. 

Open Poetry Competition

Open to anyone who is resident in the UK and is age 19 yrs or older. 

Prizes 1st £100 2nd £75 3rd £50

Plus £50 for a commended North Somerset author, if not a prizewinner.

Up to 3 poems of no more than 40 lines each can be submitted. 

Entry fee £5 per poem (when paying please give the same email address as that used to submit your entry)

Open Short Story Competition

Open to North Somerset postcode residents only, age 19yrs or older.

Prizes 1st £100 2nd £75 3rd £50

One short story, no longer than 500 words, can be submitted.

Entry fee £5  (when paying please give the same email address as that used to submit your entry)

Poetry Competition for Young People (14-18yrs)

Open to North Somerset postcode residents who are 14-18 years of age only.

Prizes 1st £75 2nd £50 3rd £25

Up to 3 poems of no more than 40 lines can be submitted.

Short Story Competition for Young People (14-18yrs)

Open to North Somerset postcode residents who are 14-18 years of age only

Prizes 1st £75 2nd £50 3rd £25

One short story, no longer than 500 words, can be submitted.

Extended closing date for both 14-18yrs competitions 30 September 2023 (midnight)

OPEN POETRY/SHORT STORY COMPETITIONS

Download: RULES AND HOW TO ENTER 

COMPETITIONS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

Download: RULES AND HOW TO ENTER