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Comedy Writing Competition

Bringing a Little Sunshine:

Comedy Writing Competition

This competition has now closed. Thank you to all those who entered. 

Are you a funny writer? If so, our latest competition is for you.

The winning entry will appear in a future edition of Christian Writer (subject to possible editing). In addition, there’s a first prize of a £25 book token and a £10 book token for second prize. All you need to do is to write a comedic sketch (maximum 1000 words) or a comedic poem (maximum 24 lines), on the theme Bringing a Little Sunshine. Our judge is David Robinson of The Searchlight Theatre Company, our guest speaker at the ACW Writers’ Day in Newcastle on 8 July.

Entry to the ACW Comedy Writing Competition is free to ACW members. For non-members, the fee is £3 for one entry and £5 for two entries. £7 for a critique (members and non-members alike). Please use the PayPal link below to make all payments.

All entries must be received by the Competitions Manager at [email protected] by Monday, 11 September 2017. Judging will be completed by Friday, 13 October 2017.

How to Enter

Your entry must be

  • Comedic in nature and reflect the theme ‘Bringing a Little Sunshine’.
  • In the form of a comedy sketch (no more than 1000 words) OR a comic poem (no more than 24 lines).
  • Unpublished, either in print or online.
  • Written in English.
  • Typed, in a plain font (such as Arial or Times New Roman) and double-spaced, with wide margins.
  • Saved in Word format (.doc or .docx). (If you don’t have access to Word, contact the ACW Competitions Manager at [email protected] before submitting.)
  • Contain no identifying marks (such as your name).

A maximum of two entries per person, please.

With your entry, include a cover sheet (on a different Word document to your entry) stating your full name and contact details and (if you are not an ACW member) your PayPal payment number (see above). Please also use your cover sheet to request a critique.

Cost Per Entry

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For competition related queries, or details of any competitions you think would interest ACW members, please email: [email protected]