Writing Competition

Entries are now being submitted for the eurofootballnews.co.uk writing competition, with a top prize of £75.

Have you always fancied yourself as a writer, but have not known where to start? Maybe you’re a university student looking to be in with a chance of winning a little extra money. You might be in the business already and just want to try writing about something different. Whatever your situation, if you know a bit about football and know how to put a sentence together, this could be the competition for you.

We’re offering a top prize of £75, but two runner-up prizes of a random European football shirt in your size. All you have to do is write an article between 500 and 2,000 words on the subject of football. We’ll publish the best on our site, and our team of writers will choose a winner at the beginning of March.

Sounds easy, doesn’t it?

There are some guidelines to adhere to, so if you’re interested in entering, then pay attention to the details below.

  • You must only write about teams, competitions, and players who are linked to the divisions we cover on the site. We do NOT cover La Liga, the Bundesliga, Ligue 1, Serie A or the English leagues.
  • However, if you can link your piece to one of our divisions, that’s fine – for example ‘Serie B club Sign AC Milan Legend‘ is ok, but ‘Serie A side sign Barcelona midfielder‘ is not.
  • You must have a minimum of 500 words, but no more than 2,000
  • You can write about a club’s history, an opinion piece, a ground, a scout report on a player, or anything you can think of. Famous matches from the divisions we cover will be fine. The judges will be looking for creativity in your topic, as well as the skill with which you present it.
  • If you are writing about breaking news, you MUST ensure the article arrives with us in time for it to be relevant. Entries of news-style pieces that are out of date will not be considered.
  • The same goes for opinion pieces. If you write about a title race, relegation-haunted club etc, please bear in mind the information you present may be out of date by the time you mail your entry. If you’re writing a timed piece, make sure there’s time for it to be read and be relevant.
  • You agree to your article being published on our website, and this may be before the competition is complete.
  • Entries are to be emailed to competition@eurofootballnews.co.uk in a Word document.
  • Remember to include your full name, email address, and Twitter/X handle if applicable. We are happy to link to your website if you have one.

That’s it. The rest is up to you. Be creative, find something that stands out, and write it well. Eurofootballnews.co.uk is owned by a media company with other websites, and we will be looking for writing talent to come on board in a freelance capacity, so make sure you stand out.

The closing date is Saturday, March 2nd.

This could be your big break!

Full terms and conditions can be found here