There's not long until this competition closes, but if you happen to have a story ready on "the links between Britain and the Czech/Slovak Republics, or describing society in transition in the Republics since 1989" you could win yourself £300. Your entry can be fact or fiction.
You have a little more time for this one and a lot more freedom over the subject matter. Publication is the only prize mentioned.
What do you find more motivating - deadline, theme or the chance of earning some cash?
(Photo by Gary. I asked for something to illustrate anything in this post - and got it)