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We offer free entry to writers on a low/no-income or who receive Unemployment Benefits, Unemployment Insurance, Unemployment Compensation, or other state/authorised aid. We also offer free entry for students.

Whatever your circumstances, if the entry fee is a sticking-point and you won’t submit because of it, then please do get in touch. We want everyone to have the chance to enter.

Eligible applicants will be granted free entry on a first-come first-served basis and all applicants will be informed about the success of their application by 31 July. Only one free entry will be granted per applicant and you will be invited to submit using another form.

To apply, use the contact form or email us at Include your name, email address, and a short statement detailing your eligibility for free entry. If successful, you will be provided with a link to a new submission form.