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International Short Story Contest

Call For Entries Now Open!
Our next International Short Story Contest will be conducted in February 2018. We invite school students all over the world to join this contest. Unleash the creative spirit in you!
As usual, entry is free. You can win attractive prize money, certificates and publication opportunities.

Contest Rules
Deadline is 10th of February 2018.
Winners will be announced on the 4th March 2018, on this website.
The contest is open to young people all over the world.
Entry is free.
The story has to be written in English.
The theme of the short story is your choice.
Drawings, photos, or any other graphics are not allowed.
Only one entry is accepted per person.
The contest will be in three categories:
a. Sub-junior (7-9 years)
b. Junior (10-12 years)
c. Senior (13-16 years)
The required length of the story is as follows:
a. Sub-junior – 300-500 words
b. Junior – 500-700 words
c. Senior- 700 -1000 words
The upper limit can be exceeded in all categories.
Proof of age is required (scan or take a photo of your birth certificate/identity card/certificate from school/health record/school record).
Send your story and the proof of age as attachments to
Mention the following information below your story:
a. Name
b. Age
c. Category entered
d. Title of your story
e. Word count (including the title)
f. Email address parent’s/teacher’s email address can be used here if necessary)
g. Phone number (optional)
h. School name
i. Country
Any entry that is not accompanied by proof of age will be automatically disqualified.
The story should be the original, unpublished contribution of the person who is participating in the competition. Any story that is fully or partially copied from any other source will not be accepted. Each entry will be subjected to a complete plagiarism check.
Type your story using Microsoft Word, and use Times New Roman or Arial 12 point regular font. You may use italics or bold for effect, but do not use them frequently.
There will be three winners in each category.
The prizes for all categories are as follows:
First prize – $75, certificate, and publication on the website
Second prize-$50, certificate, and publication on the website
Third prize-$25, certificate, and publication on the website
All highly commended and outstanding short stories will be published on our website
All winning, highly commended, and outstanding stories may not be published elsewhere without permission from KidsWorldFun.
Judges’ decision will be final.
Stories will be judged on the basis of content, language and style of writing.
Contact us at for any queries.

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