THE BRITISH Czech and Slovak Association (BCSA) is running a competition for the best pieces of original writing related to the links between Britain and the Slovak and Czech Republics or describing society in transition in the republics since the Velvet Revolution in 1989.
The BCSA is offering a first prize of Ł300 (€445) and a second prize of Ł100 (€148) for the best pieces. Entry is free. Authors may be of any age, nationality, and educational background. The closing date is June 30.
The submissions can be fiction or non-fiction. Topics can include history, politics, science, economics, the arts, or literature. All entries must be in English prose, and no more than 2,000 words in length. To ensure objectivity, the author's name must not appear anywhere in the piece itself.
Full details are available on the special page of the BCSA website, www.bcsa.co.uk, or from the Prize Administrator at 24 Ferndale, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN2 3NS, England, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at +44 (0) 1892 543206.