The HG Wells International Short Story Writing Contest 2023
Don't miss the opportunity to participate in the highly anticipated HG Wells International Short Story Writing Contest 2023. This prestigious competition is open to students from various school levels, including pre-school, junior school, middle school, and senior school.
About the Competition
Founded by the renowned BBC Aeronautics Correspondent Reg Turnill and his wife, Margaret, the HG Wells Short Story Competition aims to celebrate the life and works of the legendary HG Wells while promoting creative writing, particularly among young individuals.
Theme and Categories
The theme for this year's competition is "Motion." Entrants are encouraged to explore the broadest interpretation of the theme, allowing their imagination to take flight. There are two categories available:
- Authors aged 21 and under (on 10th July 2023): Junior category with a tempting prize of £1,000 (Rs. 1L+)
- Authors aged 22 and above (on 10th July 2023): Senior category with an enticing prize of £500 (Rs. 50k+)
Submission and Entry Fee
To submit your captivating stories, simply attach your entry as a Word, ODF, PDF, or text document through the convenient online entry form. Each form allows only one entry/story, so complete separate forms for multiple stories.
Note that entry fees are applicable for participants aged 22 and over. Payment can be made securely through PayPal or using a debit/credit card during the submission process. Students with valid student ID can avail a reduced entry fee of £5 (approx. Rs. 500).
Competition Rules and Guidelines
It is vital to carefully read and adhere to the competition rules before submitting your stories. The guidelines specify formatting requirements and emphasize the importance of maintaining anonymity throughout the submission process. Remember, the judges evaluate all entries "blind," so ensure your name or address does not appear anywhere in your uploaded document.
- Monday, July 10, 2023 (11 PM BST): Final date for entries
- Thursday, September 21, 2023: Shortlists announced
- Sunday, November 19, 2023: Awards Ceremony
Prizes and Publication
Exciting prizes await the winners of the HG Wells Short Story Competition. The selected entries will be published in a professionally produced paperback anthology, ensuring widespread recognition and exposure for the talented authors. The junior category winner will receive £1,000 (Rs. 1L+), while the senior category winner will be awarded £500 (Rs. 50k+).
Contact and Submission Details
If you have any inquiries or require further information, feel free to reach out to the competition organizers by email at hgwellscompetition[at]gmail[dot]com.
Join the ranks of aspiring writers worldwide and take part in the HG Wells International Short Story Writing Contest 2023. Unleash your creativity, explore the theme of motion, and compete for prestigious awards in this renowned writing competition!