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These are just some of the competitions available. There are many others online. Whilst there are some very good online opportunities, please be aware that there are fake competition sites in existence, set up to extract money from writers.
Do check wording carefully before submitting your work.
The BBC Writers' Room site gives a number of opportunities for scriptwriters http://www.bbc.co.uk/writersroom/opportunities/
Playwrights David Lane's site with current events and competitions for playwrights http://www.davidjohnlane.com/
Opportunities from The British Comedy Guide. http://www.comedy.co.uk/forums/writing_opportunities/
This website has links to a number of competitions for humorous short stories.
Competition from Writers and Artists https://www.writersandartists.co.uk/competitions
JOURNALISM an opportunity to submit your work to an online magazine http://pie-magazine.net/write/
The Poetry Society’s annual competition for previously unpublished single poems. This has a first prize of £5,000 and the deadline is the end of October. http://poetrysociety.org.uk/competitions/national-poetry-competition/
Competitions from the United Press http://www.unitedpress.co.uk/free-poetry-competitions/