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Creative Writing

Contest Season 2

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Testimonial from the participants of Season 1 of IWP's Creative Writing Contest

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Cash Prizes

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

1st Prize

₹ 50,000

2nd Prize

₹ 30,000

3rd Prize

₹ 20,000

10 Additional
Bonus Winners

Get a free entry in season 3

Chance to get

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Appreciation Certificate

All participants will be awarded a certificate of appreciation
awarded by the selection committee of IWP.

NFT Publication

For the first time ever, a creative writing competition shall be rewarding their winner with a unique NFT of their submitted work! As an incentive proposition, the team at IWP has decided to reward the all the Winners of the Creative Writing Competition with a unique NFT on the blockchain of their work. The NFT shall be minted and transferred to the winner by 30th September’22.


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

We only have a few slots left for registration.

The last Day to Submit is 15th September and the results will be announced on the 30th of September.

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

Maximum of 1 pdf file per registration will be allowed. That PDF file can contain up to 1000 words of writing of a single piece. In case you’d like to submit more than one piece, you would be required to register again. You cannot submit multiple pieces within the same PDF or submit more than one PDF 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 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.

NFT stands for a non-fungible token, which means it can neither be replaced nor interchanged because it has unique properties. The work will be published as an NFT and transferred to participant who’s winning entry has been published.

Registrations Closed

Registrations for the 2nd Season of IWP’s creative writing contest are closed. 

Submissions close : 15th September

Results On : 30th September

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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