The Mogford Prize for Food and Drink Writing 2020


Monday, 23 September 2019

Opening date
4 November 2019

Closing date
13 January 2020

Who may enter
The competition is open to any nationality provided the entrant is over the age of 18 years at the time of the closing date.

The Mogford Prize for Food and Drink Writing is an annual short story competition organised by the Mogford Hotels and Restaurants Group.

Food and/or drink must be at the heart of the tale. The short story (no poems) could, for instance, be about crime or intrigue; about a chance meeting over a drink; a life-changing conversation over dinner; or perhaps the details of a relationship explored through food or drink.

We are looking for a short story that our hotel guests would enjoy reading while staying in one of our hotels.

The short story should have a maximum of 2,500 words. There is no minimum.

Entries must be submitted in English.

Click here to read past winning stories.

Entry fee
£10 for each submitted short story.

The winner will receive £10,000.

The three runner-up entrants will receive £250 each.

Competition website
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