Writing Contests: Express Your Creativity & Win Prizes!

Enter to Win Essay Contests, Poetry Contests, and Other Writing Contests

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Writing contests are a great way to express your creativity while winning great prizes. Writing contests often have less competition than random-draw sweepstakes, so why not give them a try? This is a list of current creative writing contests to enter today.

If you'd like to win more contests, see tips to win essay contests and 10 qualities of great writing contest entries.

 

1. Allegiant Air - 40 Million to Florida Contest
Describe why you want to go to Florida with Allegiant for your chance to be one of 40 people to win a free vacation.


Entry Frequency: One time per person/email
End Date: September 23rd, 2018
Eligibility: Open to the U.S.
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2. Dear Doctor - Ultimate Smile Makeover Contest
Enter to win smile makeover dentistry worth up to $35,000 in cash.
Entry Frequency: 1 x daily per person
End Date: September 30th, 2018
Eligibility: Open to the U.S.
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3. Hallmark Channel - Holiday Home Decoration Giveaway
Enter for a chance to participate in a contest to win a $6,000 home makeover for the holidays. Plus, you could win weekly holiday decor prizes after 9/21.
Entry Frequency: 1 x daily per person
End Date: October 15th, 2018
Eligibility: Open to the U.S. (void in HI & AK)
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4. Sharpie - Uncap the Possibilities Sweepstakes
Enter to win one of over 50,000 prizes including a trip to New York City, baseball memorabilia, Sharpie products, and cash.


Entry Frequency: 1 x daily per person
End Date: March 31st, 2019
Eligibility: Open to the U.S.
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5. L. Rob Hubbard - Writers of the Future Contest
Write a science fiction story of 17,000 words or less for your chance to be judged by the hottest science fiction authors and to win an award and cash prizes worth up to $5,000.


Entry Frequency: Limit of one entry per quarter
End Date: Ongoing
Eligibility: Open to all who have not professionally published a novel, or more than one novelette, or more than three short stories
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