Commonwealth Class Children’s Short Story Writing Competition 2018

Commonwealth Class Children’s Short Story Writing Competition 2018

Deadline: January 2, 2018

Entries are now open for the Commonwealth Class Children’s Short Story Writing Competition 2018. What images, emotions or memories come to mind when you think of the word ‘Peace’? Children around the world are invited to capture its meaning for this year’s Commonwealth Class Short Story Writing Competition.

The competition offers a unique opportunity for students to become part of the Commonwealth’s rich storytelling heritage and to be in with the chance of winning some great prizes!

Prizes

  • The 1st prize winner will receive a £100 book token or equivalent voucher and a certificate.
  • The 2nd prize winner will receive a £50 book token or equivalent voucher and a certificate, and
  • The 3rd prize winner will receive a £30 book token or equivalent voucher and a certificate.

Prizes are personal to the winners and cannot be transferred to any third party. Prizes cannot be exchanged for money or any other goods or services.

Eligibility

  • The Competition is open to residents of a Commonwealth country aged between 7 and 14 years. As the entrants are under the age of 18 years, his/her entry must be submitted on their behalf by a parent/guardian over the age of 18 years who, in submitting the entry, agrees to and accepts these Competition Rules.
  • Only one entry per person is allowed.

Requirements

  • The story must be written in English.
  • The maximum word limit of the stories is:
    • 300 words from 7-10 year olds
    • 500 words from 11-14 year olds
  • Entry to the Competition is free of charge although entrants are responsible for any costs associated with entry.
  • All entries must be submitted online.

Application

  • Participants are invited to write a story set in their own country and can enter one of two age categories (7-10 year olds or 11-14 year olds).
  • Students must adhere to the competition rules, which include eligibility criteria above.
  • Students must submit their story via the online form.

The Competition winners will be notified by mid February 2018.

For more information, visit Commonwealth Class Short Story Writing Competition.

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