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No Fee (aka Free) Contests

Contests are a great way to get exposure, but they can be a little rough on the pocket. Fortunately, there are free contests out there. I will post links as and when I come across them. The three contests below are courtesy Funds For Writers:

INTERNATIONAL RADIO PLAYWRITING COMPETITION
http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/arts/2010/10/100728_playcomp_what_its_about.shtml

NO ENTRY FEE
This is a competition for anyone resident outside Britain,
to write a 60-minute radio drama for up to six characters.
There are two categories: one for writers with English as
their first language and one for writers with English as
their second language. The two winners will come to London
and see their play made into a full radio production, which
will then be broadcast on the BBC World Service. They will
also each receive a £2,500 prize and there are also prizes
for the runners-up. The play must be in English, unpublished
and must not have been previously produced in any medium.
Whether you’re experienced, new, or somewhere in between,
we want to hear from you. All scripts submitted must be a
minimum of 50 pages. Deadline March 31, 2011.

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NINTH GLASS WOMAN PRIZE
http://www.sigriddaughter.com/GlassWomanPrize.htm

NO ENTRY FEE
Deadline March 21, 2011. The Ninth Glass Woman Prize will
be awarded for a work of short fiction or creative non-
fiction (prose) written by a woman.  Length: between 50
and 5,000 words.  The top prize for the ninth Glass Woman
Prize award is US $500 and possible (but not obligatory)
online publication; there will also be one runner up prize
of $100 and one runner up prize of $50, together with possible
(but not obligatory) online publication. In addition, there
will be two further Anonymous Angel awards of $100 each,
thanks to a generous donation from a Canadian woman author
who wishes to remain anonymous. Subject is open, but must
be of significance to women.  The criterion is passion,
excellence, and authenticity in the woman’s writing voice.
Previously published work and simultaneous submissions are OK.
Copyright is retained by the author.

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POETRY FOR THE PEOPLE SCHOLARSHIPS
http://pathofpossibility.com/2010/12/15/poetry-for-the-people-scholarship/

Poetry for the People scholarship applications now open for
January classes. VALUE: $250. Would you love to take the Poetry
for the People Level 1 or Level 2 class starting in January but
can’t afford it? Now accepting applications for the Poetry for
the People Scholarship from Thursday, December 16 through
Friday, December 31. The scholarship recipient for each class
will be chosen based on the following criteria: demonstrated
past effort, need, and enthusiasm as determined by presenter
Sage Cohen. The recipient commits to participating fully in
the class and delivering all six assignments on time. Please
do not apply if you cannot make the commitment to participate
in the class.

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