This competition is now closed. Good luck to all writers who have entered!

The spring competition will be on the theme of renewal, inspired by Isaiah 40:31:

But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

With this competition, any genre is accepted—so do be inspired! Feel free to respond to this Scripture verse in poetry, fiction, memoir, devotional, or otherwise. The word limit is 1,000 words, and you can choose to incorporate the verse into your entry as you wish but are not obliged to.

Entries should be emailed to competitions@christianwriters.co.uk as a Word document. Please also email your name, postal address, email address, and telephone number in a separate Word document, saved as the title of your submission, and email the above address with both documents as attachments.

The entry fee for this competition is £3 for one piece of writing and £5 for two pieces of writing, but, for ACW members, entry is free.  (One of the many benefits of ACW membership!)

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The deadline for entering is midnight, Thursday, 25 April  2024, and winners will be notified by 15 June  2024. Entry submissions will be acknowledged by email, and you will also be notified of the results regardless of whether your entry is placed or not.  The prizes are as follows:

  • First Prize- £30 Book Token
  • Second Prize- £10 Book Token
  • Third Prize- £10 Book Token

The first prize winner will also have their name and winning entry published in Christian Writer (ACW’s magazine).

If you have any questions, please do email Katie at competitions@christianwriters.co.uk.  She is looking forward to receiving many inspiring entries!