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British Czech and Slovak Association prize

FACT or fiction - both are welcome in a writing competition run by the British Czech and Slovak Association. A prize of Ł300 will be awarded to the best 1,500 to 2,000-word piece of original writing in English on the links between Britain and the Czech and Slovak Republics, or describing society in transition in the republics since 1989. Topics can cover history, politics, science, economics, the arts, or literature.

The writer of this year's winning entry will be presented with the prize at the BCSA annual dinner in London in November 2003. The piece will be published in the December 2003 issue of the British Czech and Slovak Review. Submissions are invited from individuals of any age, nationality, and educational background. Entry is free, and submissions should be received by 30 June 2003. The competition will be judged by a panel of experts. The writer of the prize-winning entry will be notified by 30 September 2003.

Entries should be submitted by post to the BCSA Prize Administrator, 24 Ferndale, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN2 3NS, England, or by e-mail to prize@bcsa.co.uk. For more information on the submission guidelines go to www.bcsa.co.uk.

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