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Creative Writing CoMpetition

A professional writer is an amateur

who didn’t quit.”— Richard Bach

This Creative Writing Contest is being held by Ray Academics to encourage creative thought and
proficient writing skills. All children through out Pakistan are welcome to participate in this competition.

Rules & Guidelines:

Submissions are acceptable from all children and young adults from Pakistan

Entry fee:

Rs 500 per person.

Theme of the short story:

This is your choice.

Entries:

Only one entry is accepted per person.

Categories:

a. Young Writer (6 years old)

Word limit: As much as they can write

a. Sub-junior (7-9 years)

Word limit: 100-150 words

b. Junior (10-12 years)

Word limit: 200-300 words

c. Senior (13-16 years)

Word limit: 300-500 words

Proof of age is required;

  • Scanned image of the participant’s birth certificate/passport/B-form
    (Any entry that is not accompanied by proof of age will be automatically disqualified)

  • Send your story and the proof of age as attachments to info@rayacademics.com

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 (for correspondence)

h. School name

i. City

(Please note that any misinformation may cause you to miss important dates and delivery of participation certificates may not be possible)

Format:

 Type your story using Microsoft Word, and use

Times New Roman or Arial 12 point regular font.

Online entry form:

http://www.rayacademics.com/writing2019

Prizes:  Various

There will be winner(s) in each category.All highly

commended and outstanding short stories will be

published in our monthly magazine,

“The Creatives” Each participant will be given a participation certificate and a small give away as a token of appreciation. Winning and shortlisted stories will be printed in “The Creatives”

Winners will be announced within the second week of March on facebook and instagram (@rayacademics) and our website .

Winners will also be announced on our website:

https://www.rayacademics.com/

Deadline for the competition:
28th of February 2019.

Contact us at info@rayacademics.com or call us at 0302-8556771 for any queries.

  • 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.

  • The prizes for all categories are as follows:

  • All highly commended and outstanding short stories will be published in our monthly magazine, “The Creatives”

  • Judges’ decision will be final.

  • Stories will be judged on the basis of content, language and style of writing.

  • Contact us at info@rayacademics.com for any queries.

If you would like to learn about the different components of a short story, please read elements of a short story.