head2018logoDeadline 10th February 2018

Hot Press and Creative Ireland have joined forces for Write Here, Write Now, Ireland’s biggest ever writing competition for students.

The theme is Social Media: A Writer’s Tale.

Write Here, Write Now has joined forces with Creative Ireland to uncover the best new young writing talent in the country. We want you to to unleash your imagination and create a story which involves – or which reflects on – social media. Whether it’s kicked off by an unexpected like on Facebook, a tweet that really hits home, an Instagram post that makes you laugh or cry, or a group conversation on WhatsApp that goes askew, we all have social media stories to tell. In Social Media: A Writer’s Tale, we want you to draw on any or all of them: the good, the bad, the humorous, the mysterious, the downright strange.

Competition entries can be in the form of stories, poems, songs, monologues, film scripts – or whatever medium the entrant chooses. No limits will  be set about where, when, in what era – or indeed galaxy! – the entries will be located. Nor indeed about what form the written entry can take.

The best entry in each category, in the opinion of the judges, will be the winner.

Category 1

  • Two overall Winners
  • Open to Leaving Certificate students (5th & 6th years) or equivalent.
  • There will be one male and one female winner.
  • Both winners will be invited for a two-week internship at HP central.

Category 2

  • Two overall winners
  • Open to students at 3rd level colleges and those who have completed thrid-level in the last 12 months.
  • There will be one male and one female winner.
  • Both winners will be invited for a four-week internship at HP central.

These FOUR OVERALL WINNERS will win an internship in Hot Press, during the spring or summer of 2018. They will also receive a superb Canon PowerShot SX620, a €250 cash prize; a Certificate of Achievement from WRITE HERE, WRITE NOW and other great prizes.

Four runners-up, one from each province, will be selected in both Second Level and Third Level categories, to receive special prizes. And there will also be prizes for ten additional runners-up – amounting to 22 lucky winners in all.

Please note that there is no entry fee – this brilliant opportunity is open to everyone!

The closing date for completed entries is February 10, 2018.

To submit your entry, log on to: or email if you have any queries.

For more information please click here.

Hot Press, 13 Trinity Street, Dublin 2. Rep. Of Ireland
Tel: +353 (1) 241 1500


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