Schools’ Short Story Competition

2016-01-27 06:00

THE 19th Time of the Writer, hosted by the Centre for Creative Arts, University of KwaZulu-Natal, invites South African high-school pupils to submit their short stories in English or Zulu for the annual schools short story competition.
Deadline for submission of a story on any subject is Friday 26 February. Held in conjunction with the Time of the Writer Festival, the competition is open to all South African high-school pupils and aims to encourage creative expression in young people while functioning as a springboard for the future writers of South Africa. Winners will be awarded cash prizes, book vouchers and complimentary tickets to the festival.

The Time of the Writer takes place from 14 to 19 March. As one of the country’s longest running literature festivals, it brings together some of the best authors, publishers and editors from around the world, while focusing on providing a platform to KwaZulu-Natal talent. In addition to the nightly showcases at community venues, the festival also organises a broad range of free, daily activities, including an educational and entertaining programme of workshops, reading sessions and panel discussions.

For more information on the festival or the competition, go to www.cca/ or contact the Centre for Creative Arts on 031 260 2506/1816 or email

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