Competition

Most Recent Winner!
Lorraine Squire for Ebony Chimes
Paul Sterlini for Woolly Jumper
Alex Sandys for Connor Shaw

Previous winners:
Lily Larkin for The White Lady
Tracy Windross for Anyone for Tennis
Tracy Windross for A Springtime Visitor




Current Competition:
It's competition time and this time the challenge is to write a children's story, targeted at children between the ages of 8 and 11. 

There'll be a prize for the top two entries in our readers' poll. But it doesn't stop there! The top five entries will be go forward to our panel of judges, which we hope will be made up of 8-11 year olds, with another two prizes to be won there!

How to Enter:
Your entries can be any length between 481 and 4,800 words! Post your entries in the 4800 words category, and select #Competition as one of your tags.

Your entries must be in by the 5th December, and the winners will be announced just in time for Christmas on the 19th December!


The Prize:
In addition to a place in our Hall of Fame, this time we're giving away four notebooks made from recycled stone, perfect for capturing ideas for your next pieces of brilliant creative writing.

Made from recycled stone, these are the world’s first climate-positive notebook. The water-proof, naturally white stone paper has no grain direction, resulting in a silky-smooth writing experience.

Resistant to tearing, waterproof and with no ink bleed, we think you're going to love these!

How to Enter:
Just post your qualifying entries before the closing date and remember to add the hashtag #competition when you post them!

Closing Date for Entries:
Dec 5 2020

Closing date:
Likes up to and including this date will be included when identifying the winning entry:
Dec 19 2020
Log In or Sign Up to Enter


The Rules:
  1. The competition is open to all Pen48 members (Authors) and no purchase is necessary.
  2. The winning entry will be the qualifying entry with the most likes by the closing date.
  3. Competitions are open to UK residents only unless otherwise stated.
  4. Winners will be announced by email (using the email members used to register) and on this page.
  5. The prize is non-transferable, non refundable and cannot be exchanged for cash or other goods or services.
  6. Prizes can only be sent to a valid UK address unless otherwise stated.
  7. The Judges decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  8. By entering you give permission for Pen48 to share your entry and your identity in publicity surrounding the competition and Pen48 in general.