Evening Standard | Stories Competition

The Evening Standard are searching for fresh new voices in their free-to-enter Stories competition, encouraging anyone with a story to share their piece in written word, audio or film. Judged by a high-profile panel from different storytelling mediums, this is an opportunity to tell an engaging story and win invaluable mentorship, plus the chance to be published across Evening Standard platforms.


  • All entrants must be residents in the UK.
  • Entrants must be 18 or over.
  • Only one entry is allowed per person.

Entries may consist of either:

  • a 500-1,000 word written entry (including scripts); or
  • a video (MP4 format) of no more than 3 minutes in length for spoken word.
  • BSL entries should be recorded as a video and accompanied by a transcript of no more than 1,000 words.

All entries must:

  • be submitted as either a PDF or as an audio/video file. If it’s a PDF it must have a front page with the title of the piece and the word count
  • be entirely in the English language;
  • be the entrant’s own original work;
  • not depict events concerning real people without their permission;
  • and not have been published or performed in public before;
  • work from previously published authors or writers cannot be accepted.

Deadline: 23.59 on Wednesday 12th April 2023

For further details, terms and conditions and to enter visit the Evening Standard Stories Competition website.

Source: BBC Writersroom

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