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How to Enter 
Writing Competitions – and Win!


 a home study course from 

The Writers Bureau

 The Writers Bureau is part of the STT group of colleges

Learn the secrets of writing winning entries
for writing competitions


This brand new Specialist Course will show you how to “wow” the judges and increase your chances of winning writing competitions. Written by top competition adjudicators – Iain Pattison and Alison Chisholm – it’s packed with hints, tips and advice on how to turn your entry into a likely winner.

This course will inspire you to write more, write better and help you to develop your style and technique. So, if you want to write pieces that will make the judges shout “THIS IS THE WINNER!”, then this course is for you. 

For your free information pack click here >>>

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Code: STSY      Course Fees: £224
Easy Payment Terms:
£50 deposit plus £18 postage and packing = £68 then 3 payments of £58 making £242 in all

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How to Enter Writing Competitions – and Win!

Entering competitions is fun and exciting. But there are more reasons to enter competitions than just for your own satisfaction.

Winning writing competitions will raise your profile as a writer, help you to be taken more seriously and, if there’s a cash prize, earn you some money. It may also help bring you to the attention of an agent. Plus, there’s the opportunity to produce a more literary or individual piece than if you were trying for publication.

Writing for competitions is different from writing for publication. Many of the same rules apply but there are certain aspects which you need to consider before sending off your entries.

In this Specialist Course, Iain and Alison share with you the secrets of success for entering competitions. Their check lists and guidelines will help you avoid the most common mistakes made by novices, avoid disqualification and boost your chances of winning. 

For full course synopsis click here >>>

NB This course is designed to help you increase your chances of winning writing competitions. It will not teach you the basics of how to write. If you have never written anything before and you are looking for writing tuition then our Comprehensive Creative Writing course may be more suitable for you.


Entry Requirements

No previous qualifications or experience are needed to enrol. However, this course is designed for those who are already writing regularly.


Course Objectives

This Specialist Course is designed to boost your chances of winning writing competitions.

You will learn how to:

• find suitable competitions
• make the most of your work
• look at competitions like a professional
• avoid the common pitfalls which can easily disqualify your entry
• create fresh ideas to help you stand out from the crowd
• impress the judges
• use the Internet to boost your competition career
• avoid scams.

Plus, you’re shown:

• which subjects to avoid
• perfect presentation
• the etiquette of competitions
• the dos and don’ts of competition entry
• what the judges look for
• how competitions are organised and how to organise your own competition.

Also, entering short story, poetry and article writing competitions is covered in depth. And finally there are examples of prize-grabbing winners for you to enjoy and analyse.

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Follow-on Training


Once you have mastered writing for competitions you may wish to try our Writing for the Internet so you can learn how to profit from this useful resource. Alternatively, if you want to polish your writing skills you will find these courses of help: The Art of Writing Poetry, Article Writing and Novel and Short Story Writing.



Because we have full confidence in the course and tuition service, we are able to make your enrolment as risk free as possible by giving you this double guarantee:

1. You have the course on 15-day inspection. If you are not completely satisfied with it, just return it within 15 days of receipt and your money will be refunded in full.

2. We will give you a £10 refund for every written assignment that is not assessed properly by your tutor (failing agreement between us arbitration is available).

Start Studying Right Away When You Enrol Online

Anyone can enrol on this course. You do not need any special qualifications or background and you can start whenever it suits you.

There is no fixed enrolment date so you can start as soon as you are ready. Plus, you can study where and when you like – in the UK or abroad, at home, in the library or at work.

And, by enrolling online you can be studying in just five minutes. The first sections are available as soon as your payment has been accepted.

Your course materials are sent to you by post and should arrive within seven working days in the UK or 28 working days if you are overseas.


For your free information pack click here >>>


Code: STSY      Course Fees: £224
Easy Payment Terms:
£50 deposit plus £18 postage and packing = £68 then 3 payments of £58 making £242 in all

Enrol Now


Alternatively telephone our fast enrolment facility (credit/debit cards only). Just call our 24hr freephone line: 0800 856 2008 (UK only) or if you are overseas please call 44 161 819 9911 during office hours.


The Writers Bureau Online Student Community

As soon as you’ve enrolled you will become a member of our online student community, which is an easy way to contact other students and keep in touch with the college.

For more information about The Writers Bureau 
online community click here >>>


For your free information pack click here >>>

Code: STSY      Course Fees: £224
Easy Payment Terms:
£50 deposit plus £18 postage and packing then 3 payments of £58 making £242 in all

Enrol Now

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Course Summary:

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Length: 12 modules 

Number of Tutor 
Marked Assignments
: 4 
Maximum Course Time
12 months 
15 Day Trial and £10 refund if an assignment is not marked properly
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