Janis Clark Short Story Competiton 2019

Competition Rules
Short Story Competition - FULL RULES
1. The competition is open to anyone who lives or works in Duffield or goes to school in Duffield, Little Eaton, Quarndon or Milford.

2. There are four age categories
  • ages 7 and under
  • ages 8 to 10
  • ages 11 to 14
  • ages 15 and over (including adults).

3. Write an original, fictional short story with the title ‘Broken!’ that is no more than 500 words in length. If you are aged 7 and under, your story must be no more than 300 words in length.

4. The story must be…
  • Written in English
  • Your own work – please encourage keen parents to write their own stories!
  • Handwritten or typed – with the word count (the number of words used) at the bottom.

5. You must include a cover sheet on top of your story that includes:
  • Your name, age (as it would be on 12th July 2019), address and a contact telephone number (and an email address if possible)
  • the name of your school and teacher’s name or your place of work in Duffield (as appropriate)
  • Confirmation that you agree to the competition rules
…And please staple or paperclip the cover to your story sheet.

6. Your entry should be dropped off in one of the specially marked ‘Duffield Arts Festival competition’ boxes on or before 28th June 2019. The boxes will be in the following places: Duffield Library, Meadows School library, William Gilbert School library, Ecclesbourne School library, Duffield News and Meadow Vale Stores.

7. The stories cannot be returned, so please make a copy of your story before you submit it.

8. Entries will be judged on originality, plot, characterisation, language and enjoyment.

9. Three finalists will be chosen in each age category.  The finalists will be invited to the opening evening of the Duffield Arts Festival, on 20th September 2019, when the winners will be announced and prizes will be awarded.

10. By entering the competition, you keep your copyright but give permission to Duffield Arts Festival to publish the story, broadcast the story (across all media) and post the story online.
Short Story Competition - FULL RULES