This one, The Greenhouse Funny Prize for UK, and Irish Writers is interesting if you write for children, and the prize is well worth having - a weekend ticket to the Writers' Workshop Festival of Writing in York. Get your skates on, the deadline for submissions is 5PM on Monday, 30 July.
The Telegraph runs a weekly 'Just Back' Travel Writing Competition with a cash prize of £200 in the currency of your choice. There is also a best article of the year prize, which is £1000. Not bad for 500 words. Go on, have a go - remember, you have to be in it to win it!
Right I'm off to take advantage of the sunshine - enjoy Friday.