Booker at Birkbeck: Creative Writing Competition – deadline 25 October 2019

As part of events relating to this year’s Booker Prize at Birkbeck, a Creative Writing competition has been opened to Birkbeck students from any School and Department, on the theme of ‘Adaptation’. Prizes will be awarded by celebrated novelist Ian McEwan.

McEwan is giving this year’s Booker Prize lecture on the 7 November; with Christopher Hampton, he will be discussing his novel Atonement and its film adaptation by Hampton.

Tickets for the event are available here:

Students are invited to submit up to 3,000 words of creative writing prose (fiction or non-fiction), by 5pm on October 25, at this link: The theme of ‘adaptation’ can be interpreted according to its many resonances, whether literary, biological, psychological, or social (amongst others).

The winner, and two runners-up, will be presented with a prize of book tokens by Ian McEwan, and will have their writing published on the Mechanics’ Institute Review online.

We look forward to receiving your submissions!

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Call for submissions: RWS Contemporary Watercolour Competition 2016

Free entry for full time art students!

DEADLINE: Monday 18 January 2016

The Royal Watercolour Society invites Birkbeck College students to enter their annual open competition.

All full time art students are able to enter this competition free of charge.  Please email with a scan/photo of your student ID and we will respond with your free entry code.

The Royal Watercolour Society’s annual Contemporary Watercolour Competition encourages innovation and experimentation in all water-based media and provides a platform for both established and emerging artists.  This is the UK’s only major watercolour competition open to international artists.

The judges are looking for pieces that push at the boundaries of watercolour, promote water-based media at its most accomplished and ask audiences to see the medium in a new and contemporary light.  Successful entries will exhibit their work at Bankside Gallery, situated next to Tate Modern, which is at the heart of London’s cultural quarter.

Prizes include £1000 cash prize, a feature in The Artist Magazine, studio time in the Heatherley School of Fine Art and art materials.

Water-based media include, but are not limited to: Acrylic, Gouache, Pen & Ink, Pigment, Tempera, Traditional watercolour and Mixed Media.

View the leaflet here

For more information, to download the application pack, and to enter the competition:

Best of luck with your entry!

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