Welcome to

The Yeovil Community
Arts Association

A registered charity

The Yeovil Community Arts Association is an organisation dedicated to supporting opportunities and facilities for those involved and interested in the creative arts and crafts in the South Somerset area. Our activities include fundraising, active support of local groups and the organisation of local cultural and arts events.

The YCAA is a made up of a group of dedicated volunteers and it is the annual, international writing competition The Yeovil Literary Prize that is its principal fund raising event.

Our Mission

  • to develop an interest and involvement in the creative arts.
  • to inform people about specific creative art or craft groups.
  • to find out about, and helps promote, arts and craft events in the local area.
  • to sponsor specific activities, or local groups and individuals, in particular young people.

Organised By Us

“Aspiring writers throughout the world should enter this prestigious writing competition.”
Requirement: Synopsis and Opening Chapters (combined maximum 10,000 words)
Professional Judge: Barney Norris (Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature)
Prizes: 1st £1250   2nd £300   3rd £125
Entry Fee: £14.50
Requirement: Maximum 2,000 words
Professional Judge: Nicholas Royle (Reader in Creative Writing at Manchester University)
Prizes: 1st £600   2nd £250   3rd £125
Entry Fee: £8
Requirement: Maximum of 40 Lines
Professional Judge: Adjoua Parker (Writer and Poet of English-Ghanaian Heritage)
Prizes: 1st £600   2nd £250   3rd £125
Entry Fee: £5
Requirement: You write it – we’ll read it.
Professional Judge: Hazel Prior (Best selling author)
Prizes: 1st £250   2nd £125   3rd £75
Entry Fee: £6

All The Latest


Children’s Writing Competition 2022 Announced

YCAA & Yeovil Town Community Sports Trust

“Details of the 2022 Children’s Writing Competition for young wordsmiths in South Somerset have been announced.”

Literary Prize 2022 Launches with New Category

Now in its 19th year

“Yeovil Literary Prize launches with new category for children and young adult novels.”

Someone writing

50-Word Writing Competition Launched

YCAA & Western Gazette

“The YCAA and Western Gazette newspaper launch their annual flash fiction prize.”

YCAA Needs You!


“The YCAA is looking for new volunteers to continue its work in South Somerset and the surrounding area.”