There is a very interesting competition from the couple who run the creative writing courses at the lovely Watermill at Posara in Tuscany, Italy.
The theme is 'A Foreigner in Italy' and entry should be a piece of writing (fiction or non-fiction) reflecting the emotion of Italy through an outsider's eyes. There is a generous prize of £1000 and the closing date is 28th February 2011. Find full details and enter online at the Watermill at Posara website.
Although I haven't been to Posara, I love the parts of Italy I have seen and can just imagine writing at such an inspiring place as the Watermill. I've posted a few of my photos of Italy to get you started!