The observer competition looking for the best, previously unpublished writing on new work in the arts. If you’re a journalist, critic, blogger or unpublished writer interested in examining the contemporary arts, then read on for your chance to win £2000 and the opportunity to have your work published in print and online versions of the Observer, and on the International Anthony Burgess Foundation website.
Prize details, and how to enter:
- The prize will be judged by Kate Mosse, Alexandra Harris, Ruth Scurr, Robert McCrum (Associate Editor of the Observer) and Will Carr (Deputy Director of the International Anthony Burgess Foundation)
- The winning entry will be a 1500 word review of a recently released book, film, concert, exhibition, ballet, play, TV show or performance art piece. The word count includes titles and ‘recently released’ means a new work from within twelve months of the competition deadline
- There is an entry fee of £10, payable online or via cheque for postal entries
- The closing date is 5pm on 30 November 2015
- The shortlist will be announced in January 2016
winner will be announced in February 2016 at a
ceremony at Kings Place, London (date TBC)
- To enter, submit your review and entry fee online here or by post to Observer / Anthony Burgess Prize for Arts Journalism, International Anthony Burgess Foundation, Engine House, 3 Cambridge Street, Manchester, M1 5BY
- Entrants must be over 18 and we accept international entries
- For inspiration, read more about Burgess’s journalism here and pieces by last year’s winner Shahidha Bari, as well as winners and runners up from previous years here
- Please read the full terms and conditions prior to submitting your entry and contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any queries.
- We look forward to reading your submission, and wish you the best of luck!