[OPPORTUNITY] The Observer/Burgess Prize for Arts Journalism 2017

If you’re a journalist, critic, blogger or writer interested in reviewing the contemporary arts, enter the Observer/Anthony Burgess Prize 2017. 

Entrants to the prize must submit a review of up to 1,000 words on new work on the arts. Anthony Burgess had a wide range of interests, so there is no restriction on artform. The winning piece could be a review of a book, film, concert, exhibition, album or TV show, or anything else that offers the opportunity to write a lively and thoughtful piece. Recent winners have written on photographyopera – and Justin Bieber.

You could win a first prize of £3,000 and have your work published in The Observer. Two runners-up will also receive £500 each. The winner and runners-up will be commissioned to produce new writing about the arts by our partners Free Word, who will also award a travel grant to undertake research; there will also be opportunities for the winners to contribute to the events programmes at Free Word in London and the International Anthony Burgess Foundation in Manchester.

Entries must be received by 30th November 2017. The winner will be announced at an awards ceremony at the Guardian Media Group headquarters at King’s Place, London, in February 2018.

Click here for further information and to submit your entry.