The contest is open to young people aged between 18 and 30 years old from any of the 43 countries of the Euro-Mediterranean area. This year’s theme is ‘Youths, Stereotypes and Radicalisation’.
Each entry must be an original unpublished work of fiction that conforms to the tradition of the Nero Wolfe series. The winner will receive $1,000.
There are four categories: Novel (1st £1000), Short Story (1st £500), Poetry (1st £500), Writing Without Restrictions (1st £200).
The Award is open to all writers aged 16 and over. Applicants should submit a full stage play script along with a one-page synopsis. There is no theme. The winner will receive £6,000.
The Prize is open to writers of any nationality writing in English, 16 years old and over. The poem and short story categories each have a first prize of £5,000.
Essays may be submitted by anyone up to 25 years old. Theme: “Learning from Nature”. 1st prize winners will be invited to the award ceremony to be held in Tokyo.
The competition is open to women of any nationality from any country. Poems may be in any style, of any length, on any subject. 1st prize: £2,000
All poems entered for the prize will be single poems that have a maximum length of 50 lines. The winner will receive AUD$15,000.
The Prize is for a single unpublished story of no more than 6,000 words. The winner will receive a cash prize of 3,000 €.