Most Recent Winner!
Janette Ostle for It Just Isn't Fair
Rod Webb for Father Time

Previous winners:
Lorraine Squire for Ebony Chimes
Paul Sterlini for Woolly Jumper
Alex Sandys for Connor Shaw
Lily Larkin for The White Lady
Tracy Windross for Anyone for Tennis
Tracy Windross for A Springtime Visitor

Current Competition:
Taking inspiration from our strap line "Words can Paint a Million Pictures" we're giving you a picture to inspire your entries in our latest competition! 

Your entry, inspired by the picture on the right, can be any length, and in any form. It might be a poem, a short story... anything.

There'll be a prize for the top entry in our readers' poll, when adjusted for the length of the entry. (Short 48-word pieces get disproportionately more readers, so we weight the votes to ensure everyone has a chance to win. Votes for entries in the 480 word category count as two and votes for entries in the 4,800 word category count as three.)

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

Your entries must be in by the 27th March, and the winners will be announced at our Easter Coffee Club the following weekend!

The Prize:
In addition to a place in our Hall of Fame, the winner will receive a beautifully presented copy of the picture with their piece of writing (or, if a longer piece, an extract from it.)

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:
Mar 27 2021

Closing date:
Likes up to and including this date will be included when identifying the winning entry:
Apr 3 2021
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.