Non-fiction competition: The Observer/Anthony Burgess Prize for Arts Journalism 2024


03 November 2023
Win a £3,000 first prize for new writing on the arts

The Observer/Anthony Burgess Prize for Arts Journalism is an annual competition for arts reviewers.

The first prize is £3,000 and publication in the Observer. Two runners up each get £500.

To enter, send an original, unpublished 800-word review of new work in the arts (ie, work produced since 1 January 2023). Subjects might include an album, book, concert, exhibition, film, play, live stream, social media entertainment, TV show, or any other artform or cultural activity that offers the opportunity to write a lively, thoughtful piece.

The entry fee is £10. There is a free-entry scheme for writers on low incomes.

The closing date is 29 February.

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For full details see the website.


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