October 2019 Competition


Closing date 11th October 2019

Write a short story or a poem titled:


There are two categories for this competition:

1.  Stories or poems up to 100 words

2.  Stories or poems up to 500 words

You can submit one entry only.

Download the competition poster

We welcome submissions by both young people and adults.  The competition is open to anyone over the age of 13.

How to enter

If you are aged under 18 you will need to get parental consent to enter. Click here to download the parental consent form.  Click here for the individual entry page where you can make your entry.

If you are a school,  college or training organisation, you can make up to 10 entries for 10 different individuals.  You will need to collect and keep parental consent forms for anyone under 18 or who is a vulnerable adult.  Click here for the organisational entry page where you can make your entry. Click here to download the parental consent form.

We love seeing your work and everyone who enters will receive a certificate of participation. In addition, winners, runners up, and highly commended work will be published on wordylicious.com and may be printed in our publications. Click here for the competition rules.

To enter, submit your writing here.  All entries must be uploaded to by the entry deadline of 11th October 2019.

Read through the competition rules carefully before submitting your entry!

Here are some writing tips to help you with your competition entry.