The Going for Gold Competition is now CLOSED.  Good luck to all entrants!

To celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of ACW we are launching the
Go for Gold Writing Competition with superlative prizes:

  • First prize: a free residential place at Worth Our Weight in Gold weekend, 3–5 June 2022.*
  • Runners up prizes include:
    • a year’s free membership of ACW
    • copies of the ACW jubilee handbook Write Well, launching October 2021 and priced £9.99.

Winning entries will be published in the souvenir WOW Weekend Printed Programme.


We are delighted and honoured to announce that this competition will be judged by ACW President Adrian Plass, and his wife Bridget.


TO ENTER:  Write a reflective piece on the theme of Gold.

  • Any genre—poetry, prose, whatever…
  • Base your entry on a short Bible passage.
  • Style: devotional.
  • Your entry must have a title.
  • Maximum length: 400 words.
  • Your entry should be in 12 point font, Times Roman or similar, double interline spacing.
  • Include on the same document as your entry:
    • Your title
    • Bible passage (copied in full/must be shorter than your entry)
    • Bible translation used/Bible book/chapter/verse(s).

Entry Fees:

  • ACW members FREE.
  • Non-members £10 (Pay via PayPal below).

Entries are limited to one per person.

Email your entry to competitions@christianwriters.co.uk
by 31 January 2022.

Include 2 attachments:

  1. Attachment 1: Your reflective piece as detailed above, without personal details.
  2. Attachment 2: Your personal details: entry title, name, email address, membership status and payment reference (if not an ACW member).

Any questions, please email competitions@christianwriters.co.uk.


Judging will be blind. A first round of judging will be carried out by the ACW Committee, resulting in a shortlist of entries. Competitions Manager and Webmaster will not be part of this judging. Judges will choose the winners from finalist entries put forward for their consideration.  Prizes will be presented by Adrian and Bridget Plass during the WoWiG weekend.

Competition closes 31 January 2022.

Winners will be announced mid-March 2022.**

Go for GOLD – write now!

* An alternative cash prize will be offered a winner for whom it would be impossible to attend the weekend for good reason, such as health.
** If the overall winner has already booked to attend WOW weekend, any monies paid will be refunded.

Non-ACW members, use this PayPal button to pay for your Go for Gold competition entry.