From Publishing … and Other Forms of Insanity site:
There are more than three dozen free writing contests in January 2018.
As always, every form and genre is represented.
There are prizes for novel manuscripts, poetry, short stories, essays, works of nonfiction, political writing, translations and more.
Some of these contests have age and regional restrictions, so be sure to check submission guidelines before submitting.
Many contests are offered annually, so if you miss your ideal contest this year, you can always enter next year.