Platypus Social Media/Blogger Competition

Enter our latest competition for the chance to write for local, Nottingham-based fashion brand, Platypus UK!

Enter the competition

Closing Date: 5PM 12th November 2017

Platypus UK are offering an exciting opportunity for a writer to join their team as a social media and blogging intern!

The writing produced by Platypus's selected entrant will include 4-5 articles per month, which will be published on their website, and 4-5 Facebook posts shared across their social media platforms per week.

Key topics to be covered will include:

Interviews with artists, designers and other freelance crafts,

Features on home-grown talent – including art, fashion, music & design,

Inspiring street art from around the world & discussion on street culture.

This internship will last for one month if you are selected to represent Platypus and a flexible part-time position will be made available to you if you are successful in the internship upon selection.



For your chance to be considered for this unique opportunity, simply send the following to with the subject line: '[Platypus Writing Internship: YOUR NAME]'.

A blogpost or an article written as a discussion on street culture (street art, urban culture, music, fashion etc.) and/or feature on artist or designer that inspires you. This could include research, analysis or an interview.

A copy of your most recent CV. This should outline your previous blogging, social media and / or writing experience and links to your public/professional social media handles.

Following this, The Student Wordsmith will liaise with Platypus UK to shortlist entries before the team at Platypus decide on their overall winning entrant.

For more information on Platypus UK, visit their website.

Previous Competitions & Winners

You is for University Competition 2015

Congratulations to all selected entrants and overall winners of our ‘You is for University 2015’ competition! We’ve selected over 25 pieces to be published in this year’s edition and included over 25 different illustrations, too. All writers will be invited to our launch event in December 2015 and will receive copies of this year’s edition. Our Top Three are:

Third Place: Louise Singleton with Human Behaviour Is…

Joint Second Place: Walker Zupp with The Space and Francesca Crisante with I am not an Aspie

First Place: Eleanor Pilcher with The Cubicle

Elouise Makes Competition

This competition is now closed.

We’re pleased to announce that all entrants have now been notified and that the Overall Winner of our Mouse Stories competition is: