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WSC writers’ competition rules

Please read the rules and the declaration before submitting your entry. By entering the competition you declare that you have read and agreed to the terms specified in the rules and the declaration.

Articles should be between 800 and 1,500 words in length, non-fiction and written in English. They should be about any aspect of football and do not necessarily need to be related to the current season. Please include a headline and standfirst, which will not form part of the total word count.

Articles should be the author’s original work and should not have been published elsewhere.

The author should not be a professional writer.

Entrants should include their full name, address, telephone number and email address at the bottom of their article.

The closing date for submitting entries is 5pm on July 10, 2024.

One entry per person.

The judges’ decision is final and no discussion or correspondence can be entered into.

Reasonable efforts will be made to notify all authors as to whether their article has been selected as a winner. It is the author’s responsibility to contact WSC if he or she has not received notification.

WSC retains the rights to the article that wins the competition.

The winning article may be edited prior to publication.

The prize for the winning article is £250.00 (two hundred and fifty pounds sterling).

There is no entry fee.


I am the sole author of the article submitted.

I guarantee that my article does not violate, plagiarise or infringe on the rights of third parties including copyright, trademark, trade secret, privacy, personal, publicity, or proprietary rights. It is not defamatory or illegal in any way. To the best of my knowledge no third party can claim rights or raise objections to publication/reproduction/distribution of the article.

If my article is selected as the winner of the WSC Writers’ Competition 2024, I grant When Saturday Comes Ltd permission for its unlimited use and without any remuneration being due other than the competition prize.

I am not employed as a professional writer nor do I derive my main source of income from writing.

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