Entries open for high school learners’ short story contest

2018-03-21 06:01

HIGH School learners from across South Africa are invited to submit their entries for the Giving Them Wings Foundation’s first annual short story contest.

The organisation is a non-profit company that works with disadvantaged township schools in the Eastern Cape by assisting the youth to flourish and prosper during their school careers. However the competition is open to all schools.

To enter, learners are expected to write, in English, no more than 1 500 words of fiction on any subject. The entries must come from the schools and not directly from the learner.

Only one entry per learner is permitted and schools may enter as many learners as they wish. Prizes up for grabs include:

  • For the writers: First place, Macbook Air, second place, R3 000 and third place, R1 500.
  • For the school: The overall winner will receive R15 000 for their school and the 30 best stories will be published in an anthology to be available next year.

The contest will be judged by Paul Wessels, co-founder of Deep South Publishing, with Robert Berold. Wessels co-ordinates the master’s in creative writing course at Rhodes University and is also the author of My Ghost In The Bush Of Lies.

Stories must be typed in Times New Roman, font 12 and submitted to givingthemwings@gmail.com, while enquiries and application forms can be sent and requested at info@gtwfund.co.za.

Deadline date for submissions is July 6.


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