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 15,000 words)
Professional Judge: Paul Blezard, who is regarded as one of the most influential people in the world of literature and broadcasting.
Prizes: 1st £1000   2nd £250   3rd £100
Entry Fee: £12
Requirement: Maximum 2,000 words
Professional Judge: Susan Sandon, Managing Director of Cornerstone, a division of Penguin Random House, and a Trustee of the Appledore Book Festival.
Prizes: 1st £500   2nd £200   3rd £100
Entry Fee: £7
Requirement: Maximum of 40 Lines
Professional Judge: Caroline Gilfillan, winner of the 2019 Poetry category and renowned creative writer.
Prizes: 1st £500   2nd £200   3rd £100
Entry Fee: £7 one poem; £10 for two; £12 for three
Requirement: You write it – we’ll read it.
Professional Judge: Jessica Axe, from Yeovil, who is Publisher at White Lion Publishing, part of The Quarto Group.
Prizes: 1st £200   2nd £100   3rd £50
Entry Fee: £5

All The Latest


Mini-Saga Competition

Winners announced

“The winners of the our annual Mini-Saga competition have been published in the 9th January 2020 edition of the Western Gazette newspaper. The theme for this year was ‘toast’ and every entry left the judges toasted to a golden glow – excuse the pun!”

Yeovil Prize 2020

Now open for entries

“Organised by the Yeovil Community Arts Association and now in its 17th year, Yeovil International Literary Prize provides an opportunity to enter four very different categories: Novel, Short Story, Poetry, Writing Without Restriction”

Mini Saga Competition

Now open

The YCAA and the Western Gazette have launched the annual 50 word Mini Saga writing competition for 2020.

Yeovil Literary Festival

Full programme announced

“The full programme of Yeovil Literary Festival events for 2019 is now available!  FInd out more on the Festival website.”