Inspired By My Museum International Writing Competition

Please note that as we extended the competition entry deadline by a month to 10 March 2014, we require some extra time to complete the judging process.

We will not be able to notify the authors whose entries have been selected for publication until Monday 19 May 2014.

We apologise for keeping you in suspense!


An encounter with a museum can be a life-changing experience, a realisation of the past or an inspiration for the future. If you have a poem, short story or reportage inspired by a museum you have visited, tell us and your words could be selected for publication.

It could be the space, architecture, design, an object or objects in the museum or even the museum/exhibition curator who has inspired you.

Further details (including extended age limit & closing date)

  • Further to the overwhelming response to the launch of the competition, we have now extended the age limit so that any writer from anywhere in the world from the age of 16 upwards can take part.
  • Entries can be up to 400 words.
  • Only ONE entry is allowed per person

The Inspired by My Museum competition is a partnership between sampad and British Council. The competition has received kind support from the Museums Association.