If you’re a writer, you might be interested in the HappenStance Short Story Competition. The prizes (£100 for the winner, and a few other awards) won’t help you give up your day job, but you’ll have the kudos, a warm fuzzy feeling, and your work will turn up in what promises to be an excellent short story chapbook.
Judge is James Robertson, who is on the Booker Prize longlist this year, for his novel The Testament of Gideon Mack. Closing date for entries is January 25th 2007. Rules and entry fees at the link.