Most Recent Winner!
Paul Sterlini for "A Slice of Earth"

Paul has earned his second place in our Hall of Fame!

Current Competition:
Taking inspiration from our strap line "Words can Paint a Million Pictures" we're using the same format for this competition as last time and inviting you to submit any piece of writing inspired by the picture on the right. 

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 7th August, and the winners will be announced on the 21st August.

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:
Aug 7 2021

Closing date:
Likes up to and including this date will be included when identifying the winning entry:
Aug 21 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.