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Season 3 of Our creative writing competition is LIVE. Submit Poems, Short-Stories, Articles, Essays and more for a chance to win Cash Prizes up-to Rs. 1,10,000, Publications and much more.


We are one of India’s leading platforms for online Poetry and Creative Writing competitions. We award you in cash prizes, certificates and magazine publication.

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Things to Remember

  • Word Limit (Minimum: 50 Words | Maximum: 1050 words)
  • Only submissions in ENGLISH will be allowed.
  • Last Day To Submit: 29th December
  • After registering successfully, you will receive an e-mail (which can take up to 15 mins.) with the link to submit your work. Please make sure you check your promotions and spam box.

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The writer can submit essays, poems, articles, or short stories written on ANY topic or subject as preferred by them. There is no restriction on the same. Submissions can be written in any style and from any genre as is preferred by the writer

It is a limited slot competition and registrations will close once the slots have been filled. Thereby, there will be no last date to register.

The Last Day to Submit is 29th December 2022 and the results will be announced on the 25th of January 2023.

There is no age restriction to entering the competition. Talent doesn’t distinguish between ages, so why should we?

According to the number of submissions chosen during registration you can submit a single entry or two entries.

In case you’d like to submit more than the prescribed piece limit, you would be required to register again. You cannot submit multiple pieces within the same enrentryty or submit more than one entry/two entries (chosen while registering) with the same registration number.

You can register under the same name multiple times.

However, the contest has limited slots that would be filled on a First-Come-First-Serve basis.

The participant is allowed to submit original works that have not formerly been published or exhibited prior to the competition submission deadline. The piece of writing should be written by the participants themselves and should not be plagiarized. Any submissions found to be violating these terms shall be disqualified from the competition.

The registration fees for a:

Single Entry : Rs.599
Double Entry : Rs.999


The Registration fee includes participation fee for the competition as well as a GUARANTEED participation certificate.

No, only the winning entries will be published by IWP with the top 3 winners getting their work published as NFTs and getting an opportunity to be published in mainstream media platforms.

Why Participate?

The process of writing is tedious, yet beautiful. From countless iterations, corrections & countless to nights to days of introspections, feedback sessions and more. 

But after all of that, you come out with a masterpiece, something you can be extremely proud of. A piece of work that’s worthy of winning an award or two at the very least!

But where do you go from here?


“Should I participate in a contest?”
“How can I make money from my work?”
“How to gain exposure from my writing skills?”
“Will someone pay me to write for them?”

Here are some answers to your unyielding questions!:

Getting acknowledged for your writing (and your courage to put your writing out in the open) is paramount: entering a leading contest like “India Writing Project’s Creative Writing Competition” does just that. A Participation Certificate to recognize your talent and bravery is ideal to boost your confidence early in your writing career.

Winning an award is, undoubtedly considered to be, the ultimate recognition of one’s work! Irrespective of the genre one writes in, winning a contest and getting an award is public applause, a standing ovation if you will, for one’s writing.

Exposure is an author’s best friend, and what better way to gain exposure than have your winning entry published in national dailies like Hindustan Times or Mid-Day!

If your interest lies in earning through writing, as a primary or secondary income, participating in contests like “India Writing Project’s Creative Writing Competition” that offer cash prizes as rewards.

It may be so that your penultimate goal might be a book, column, or a blog, winning an award can help you gain credibility in not just the community of writers, but also across the public. Submitting your work and getting accolades for it can help in creating a reader base across social media channels as well!

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We are one of India’s leading platforms for online Poetry and Creative Writing competitions. We award you in cash prizes, certificates, and magazine publication.