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Please note that submission of entry implies acceptance of all Rules, Terms and Conditions. Any failure to comply may result in disqualification. Therefore, before entering, please carefully read all Rules, Terms and Conditions.

By entering a competition you agree that you are at least 18 years old, and to be bound by all Rules, Terms and Conditions listed on the website. All entry fees are listed on the website and Submittable. 

To the full extent permitted by law, you agree that neither The Plaza Prizes Ltd, nor its directors, partners or employees are liable for any damages arising out of use or in connection with the content, information, materials or products of this website. 

The Plaza Prizes Ltd does not accept any liability for direct or indirect damages, any loss of data, income or profit or damage to property and third party claims, from the use of this site. However we do not limit our liability for death or personal injury, if it arises as a result of our negligence. 

The Plaza Prizes Ltd is registered in the UK. All of our competition Rules, Terms and Conditions will be governed by English Law and any dispute will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England, Wales and Scotland. If any one Rule, Term or Condition is held by any court of competent authority to be unlawful, invalid or unenforceable, in whole or in part, this will not affect the validity of the remaining Rules, Terms and Conditions which will continue to be valid and enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Statutory Rights 

Please note, The Plaza Prizes Ltd Rules, Terms and Conditions do not affect your statutory rights as a consumer, as required by the which? Web Traders Code of Practice. 

Copyright

Worldwide copyright of each entry remains with the author, but entry grants The Plaza Prizes Ltd unrestricted rights to publish the winning and short listed entries in the annual winners’ anthologies and use these materials to promote both the competitions and the writers who entered.


£16.00

Entry Fee: £16.00 (£8.00 per subsequent entry)

1st Prize: £1,000 + Mentoring 

Judge: Ben Clark

Deadline: Midnight UK time, 30th June 2023

Word Limit: 5,000 words + One-Pager (300 words)

Results: September 2023

Enter below

You can submit multiple entries to the competition, as long as each entry is paid for individually and includes a separate entry form. First entry costs £16.00.

Subsequent entries get a 50% DISCOUNT, charged at £8.00). To request the 50% DISCOUNT link please email: hello@theplazaprizes.com

You can apply for a FREE ENTRY on our Bursary Scheme if you meet the criteria: low income, from under-represented groups.

To enter please add your name, address, and email, upload your submission document, and make payment.

Do not put your name and address on the submission document itself. Judging must be anonymous. You will be disqualified.

Need help?

Submittable is easy to use, but if you have questions about Submittable, or are having technical difficulties submitting your work, help is on hand at Submittable Customer Support via this link  https://www.submittable.com/help/submitter/

If you're stuck, please contact: hello@theplazaprizes.com

Ends on £12.00
£12.00

Entry Fee: £10.00 (£5.00 per subsequent entry)

1st Prize: £1,000

Judge: Anthony Joseph

Open for entries: Midnight UK time, 1st March 2023

Deadline: Midnight UK time, 30th June 2023

Line Limit: 50

Results:  September 2023

Enter below

You can submit multiple entries to the competition, as long as each entry is paid for individually and includes a separate entry form. First entry costs £12.00.

Subsequent entries get a 50% DISCOUNT, charged at £6.00). To request the 50% DISCOUNT link please email: hello@theplazaprizes.com

You can apply for a FREE ENTRY on our Bursary Scheme if you meet the criteria: low income, from under-represented groups.

To enter please add your name, address, and email below, upload your submission document, and make payment.

Do not put your name and address on the submission document itself. Judging must be anonymous. You will be disqualified.

Need help?

Submittable is easy to use, but if you have questions about Submittable, or are having technical difficulties submitting your work, help is on hand at Submittable Customer Support via this link  https://www.submittable.com/help/submitter/

If you're stuck, please contact: hello@theplazaprizes.com

£10.00

Entry Fee: £10.00 (£5.00 per subsequent entry)

1st Prize: £750

Judge: Meg Pokrass

Deadline: Midnight UK time, 30th March 2023

Word Limit: 1,000 words

Results: June 2023

Anthology Published: August 2023

Awards Ceremony: August 2023

Enter below

You can submit multiple entries to the competition, as long as each entry is paid for individually and includes a separate entry form. First entry costs £10.00. 

Subsequent entries get a 50% DISCOUNT, charged at £5.00). To request the 50% DISCOUNT link please email: hello@theplazaprizes.com

You can apply for a FREE ENTRY on our Bursary Scheme if you meet the criteria: low income, from under-represented groups.

To enter please add your name, address, and email below, upload your submission document, and make payment.

Do not put your name and address on the submission document itself. Judging must be anonymous. You will be disqualified.

Need help?

Submittable is easy to use, but if you have questions about Submittable, or are having technical difficulties submitting your work, help is on hand at Submittable Customer Support via this link  https://www.submittable.com/help/submitter/

If you're stuck, please contact: hello@theplazaprizes.com

£8.00

Entry Fee: £8.00 (£4.00 per subsequent entry)

1st Prize: £500

Judge: Carrie Etter

Deadline: Midnight UK time, 31st March 2023

Word Limit: 300 words

Results: June 2023

Anthology Published: August 2023

Awards Ceremony: August 2023

Enter below

You can submit multiple entries to the competition, as long as each entry is paid for individually and includes a separate entry form. First entry costs £8.00. 

Subsequent entries get a 50% DISCOUNT, charged at £4.00). To request the 50% DISCOUNT link please email: hello@theplazaprizes.com

You can apply for a FREE ENTRY on our Bursary Scheme if you meet the criteria: low income, from under-represented groups.

To enter please add your name, address, and email below, upload your submission document, and make payment.

Do not put your name and address on the submission document itself. Judging must be anonymous. You will be disqualified.

Need help?

Submittable is easy to use, but if you have questions about Submittable, or are having technical difficulties submitting your work, help is on hand at Submittable Customer Support via this link  https://www.submittable.com/help/submitter/

If you're stuck, please contact: hello@theplazaprizes.com

£15.00

Entry fee: £15.00 (£7.50 per subsequent entry)

1st Prize: £1,000

Judge: Annie DeWitt

Deadline: Midnight UK time, 30th April 2023

Word Limit: 1,500 word minimum to 5,000 word maximum

Results: July 2023

Anthology Published: August 2023

Awards Ceremony: August 2023

Enter below

You can submit multiple entries to the competition, as long as each entry is paid for individually and includes a separate entry form. First entry costs £15.00.

Subsequent entries get a 50% DISCOUNT, charged at £7.50). To request the 50% DISCOUNT link please email: hello@theplazaprizes.com

You can apply for a FREE ENTRY on our Bursary Scheme if you meet the criteria: low income, from under-represented groups.

To enter please add your name, address and email below, upload your submission document, and make payment.

Do not put your name and address on the submission document itself. Judging must be anonymous. You will be disqualified.

Need help?

Submittable is easy to use, but if you have questions about Submittable, or are having technical difficulties submitting your work, help is on hand at Submittable Customer Support via this link  https://www.submittable.com/help/submitter/

If you're stuck, please contact: hello@theplazaprizes.com

Ends on £10.00
£10.00

Entry Fee: £10.00 (£5.00 per subsequent entry)

1st Prize: £500

Judge: Maya C. Popa

Deadline: Midnight UK time, 31st March 2023

Line Limit: 50

Results: July 2023

Anthology Published: August 2023

Awards Ceremony: August 2023

Enter below

You can submit multiple entries to the competition, as long as each entry is paid for individually and includes a separate entry form. First entry costs £10.00. 

Subsequent entries get a 50% DISCOUNT, charged at £5.00). To request the 50% DISCOUNT link please email: hello@theplazaprizes.com

You can apply for a FREE ENTRY on our Bursary Scheme if you meet the criteria: low income, from under-represented groups.

To enter please add your name, address, and email below, upload your submission document, and make payment.

Do not put your name and address on the submission document itself. Judging must be anonymous. You will be disqualified.

Need help?

Submittable is easy to use, but if you have questions about Submittable, or are having technical difficulties submitting your work, help is on hand at Submittable Customer Support via this link  https://www.submittable.com/help/submitter/

If you're stuck, please contact: hello@theplazaprizes.com

Ends on £20.00
£20.00

Entry Fee: £20.00 (£10.00 for subsequent entries)

1st Prize: £1,500 + Mentoring

Judge: Simon Trewin

Deadline: Midnight UK time, 31st March 2023

Word Limit: 5,000 words + One-Pager (300 words)

Results: July 2023

Anthology Published: August 2023

Awards Ceremony: August 2023

Enter below

You can submit multiple entries to the competition, as long as each entry is paid for individually and includes a separate entry form. First entry costs £20.00. 

Subsequent entries get a 50% DISCOUNT, charged at £10.00). To request the 50% DISCOUNT link please email: hello@theplazaprizes.com

You can apply for a FREE ENTRY on our Bursary Scheme if you meet the criteria: low income, from under-represented groups.

Please add your name, address and email address below, upload your submission document, and make payment.

Do not put your name and address on the submission document itself. Judging must be anonymous. You will be disqualified.

Need help?

Submittable is easy to use, but if you have questions about Submittable, or are having technical difficulties submitting your work, help is on hand at Submittable Customer Support via this link  https://www.submittable.com/help/submitter/

If you're stuck, please contact: hello@theplazaprizes.com

The Plaza Prizes will grant FREE ENTRY bursaries to writers on low incomes and under-represented writers from all around the world.
If you apply for and are granted a FREE ENTRY bursary, you will not have to pay to enter ONE competition of your choice that competition cycle (September 2022-August 2023).
10 FREE ENTRY bursaries are available to apply for. The deadline for Bursary Scheme 3 applications is  28th February 2023. Applications will be considered on a first-come first-served basis. We will notify you by email whether your application has been successful (please be patient) and ask you to submit your work via a Bursary Scheme 2 form.
We want to support writers in their work. All applications will be considered in the strictest confidence. We do not require proof of income, your word is good enough, but do try to provide details of your situation. (If you are caught out lying this will be considered a serious breach of trust and you will be disqualified and barred from entering any of our competitions in future). Do not use pseudonyms to apply, please.
Terms & Conditions
The Plaza Prizes Bursary Schemes are open internationally to under-represented writers, writers on low incomes.
Applicants may apply for one FREE ENTRY in ONLY ONE competition.
No cash alternative is available.
Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their bursary application via Submittable or email. (Please check your junk folder as emails can sometimes land there in error.)
The Bursary Scheme 3 applications deadline is midnight UK time on 28th February 2023.
The Plaza Prizes decision is final, and no correspondence will be entered into.
The Plaza Prizes reserves the right to amend the rules of the scheme or cancel it. By applying you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions and those of The Plaza Prizes.

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