The 2018 BCSA writing competition has now closed.

The suggested theme was Anniversary – this year is of course the centenary of the creation of Czechoslovakia in 1918, but there are many other anniversaries to choose from in the history of the Slovak and Czech peoples: 1618, 1848, 1938, 1948 and 1968. (1989 was a year out!)

The results will be announced at the BCSA’s Annual Dinner in London on Friday, 23 November (see our Events page for further details). The two prizewinning entries will be published in the British Czech and Slovak Review.

The BCSA will be running the competition again in 2019, and the suggested theme for that will be announced in due course. To ensure you hear about this watch this website, or contact the BCSA Prize Administrator, at 24 Ferndale, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN2 3NS, England, or by e-mail to