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98th International Annual Junior Authors Short Story Writing Contest
Closing date: June 30th 2015.
Prizes: First place writer will be published on the above website and receive a signed paperback copy of Polly Wants to Be a Writer: The Junior Authors Guide to Writing and Getting Published by Laura Michelle Thomas. All finalists will receive a certificate of achievement.
Entry fee: Free entry, one story per person.
Six age categories from 9 to 21. Entries from every country are welcome. Stories up to 1,000 words accepted.
Website: laurathomascommunications.com/

Mane Chance Writing Competition
Closing date: Friday 10th July, 2015
Prizes and Categories are as follows:
10 yrs & Under- First prize £25 plus t-shirt & £500 worth of Sportswear for your school. Second Prize £10 plus t-shirt;
11 - 14 years - First prize £50 plus £500 worth of Sportswear for your school. Second Prize £25;
15 - 18 years  - First prize £100 plus £500 worth of Sportswear for your school. Second Prize £50.
Additional horse-related prizes for all Highly Commended entries.
Entry fee: £5 or £2 for Under 10's.
Write your poem or short story (max 1,500 words) about horses, ponies or any animals and our special relationships with them and submit it in your category. The competition will be judged in 4 age categories, 3 for children and 1 for adults. As an added incentive, the 3 winning children will also win £500 worth of Sportswear for their school.
Further info: Entries can be made by post sending your composition to Mane Chance Sanctuary, BKL House, 1 Venice Walk, London W2 1RR or by email to admin@manechancesanctuary.org. Payment can be made by BACS, BTDonate or cheque.
Full details are available at manechancesanctuary.org/writing

Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award
Closing date: 31st July, 2015.
Prizes: Publication in an anthology, mentoring, Arvon writing residency.
Free entry.
Poetry from writers aged 11-17.
Email: fyp@poetrysociety.org.uk
Website: foyleyoungpoets.org

National Literacy Trust partnership with Bloomsbury Publishing
Closing date: 31st August 2015.
Prizes: A brand new iPad; £250 of Bloomsbury titles; a framed copy of the finished poster featuring your poem; Exclusive celebration event to reveal the prize-winner. Two runners-up will also be chosen, and all short-listed poets will be invited to the celebration event.
Entry fee: £8 per entry.
Please note this competition is open to all aged 16+.
Further details: Entrants must submit a 2 to 16 line poem aimed at children and young people, on the themes of reading and/or literature and based on the themes of reading and literature.
They may be written in any form: limericks, odes, performance poems, haikus and everything in between!
Website: literacytrust.org.uk/poetryprize