We are pleased to announce the return of the annual WSC writers' competition, in memory of contributor David Wangerin. Entrants are invited to submit an article of between 800 and 1,500 words, about any aspect of the 2016-17 football season. The award was David's idea and he requested that it should only be open to amateur writers, ie those who don't make their living from writing. The closing date for submissions is Monday, June 5 2017.

Send entries by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. This address should also be used for any questions you may have as we will not take phone enquiries.

The judging panel will be made up of WSC editor Andy Lyons, co-founder Mike Ticher and deputy editor Tom Hocking. There will be a cash prize of £250 for the winner and the winning article will be published in the magazine over summer.

Read the winning article from the 2013 competition by Mark Sanderson

Read the winning article from the 2014 competition by Charlie Monaghan

Read the winning article from the 2015 competition by Adam Deuchars

Read the winning article from the 2016 competition by Roy Williams

Rules and conditions of entry

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