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LittleStar-YCIS Short Story Competition “2012”

January, 2013
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LittleStar-YCIS Short Story Competition

Theme: 2012 

Entry Requirements:

Short stories: 2,000 words maximum (no minimum); the title is not included in the word count.

Entries must be entirely the work of the entrant and must never have been published, self-published, published on any website or public online forum, broadcast nor winning or placed in any other competition.

Entry Format:

Entries must be in English, with pages numbered, and a word count noted at the top of the first page as well as the entrant’s name. The filename of online entries must be: the title of the entry + byline of the author name + age level + school name (E.g. My 2012_by Angela_16_YCIS Shanghai). And the submitted file must be a Word 97-2003 document, single-lined, with text aligned left. Preferred font of the text is Times New Roman, size 12. No corrections can be made after receipt. Failure to comply with the entry requirements will result in disqualification.

All entries must be submitted online:www.internationalschool.info/littlestar/competition/shortstory; receipt of entries will be confirmed by LittleStar via email.

Eligibility:

The competition is open to all international school students in China, competing in four age groups: Group I: Under 9 years old; Group II: 10- 12 years old; Group III: 13-15 years old; Group IV: 16-18 years old.

Deadline for submission:

Closing date for receipt of online entries: January 15th, 2013

Prizes:

There will be ONE 1st prize winner; TWO 2nd prize winners; and THREE 3rdprize winners in each age group. Besides this, LittleStar Magazine offers a grand prize – One Apple iPad2 for the student writer of LittleStar’s choice, and the winner will also get an internship opportunity at LittleStar Magazine.

Judging:

Judging is fair and unbiased. The leading judge for this year’s short story competition will be a published author from the US or UK (name to be confirmed in December 2012). Other judges will include LittleStar editors and invited English teachers and librarians from participating international schools.

The judges’ decision is final and no individual correspondence will be entered into.

Results:

Final results and the winners list will be released on the LittleStar website before March 1st, 2013. Winners of the competition will also be notified through emails from LittleStar Magazine.

Prize Winners/ Award Ceremony:

All winners are invited to the grand Award Ceremony in Shanghai in March 2013, where prizes will be awarded.

The list of prizewinners will be posted on the LittleStar website (www.internationalschool.info) before the award ceremony.

Anthology:

A special anthology of winning short stories will be printed before the Award Ceremony in March 2013. Each entrant for the competition, as well as participating schools, will receive a number of copies.

Copyright:

Worldwide copyright of each entry remains with the author, but LittleStar Magazine will have the right to publish the winning poems and stories, (including runners up), in the annual anthology and any relevant promotional material.

 

 

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  1. Rachel and Marine
    March 8th, 2013 at 11:17 | #1

    @Hannah Brown it’s suppose to be on march 8th which is what today??

  2. Sonja
    March 8th, 2013 at 13:25 | #2

    Where can I find the list of the 2012 short story winners?

  3. Nina
    March 8th, 2013 at 13:27 | #3

    Didn’t receive any results yet, is it comes out today?

  4. Anonymus
    March 8th, 2013 at 16:48 | #4

    Hi, it’s March Friday 8 already. When will the winner list come out?

  5. Isabel
    March 8th, 2013 at 22:30 | #5

    Well, it’s Friday 8 of March. Where’s the list?

  6. Ulyticuz Yahrghuinyhintyuiquizi
    March 9th, 2013 at 22:42 | #6

    Yea… I know right….?

  7. Person F
    March 10th, 2013 at 10:38 | #7

    It’s kind of weird… I’ve been checking my email these days and there’s no winner list from Little Star.

  8. Lawrence Greco
    March 10th, 2013 at 17:41 | #8

    There’s no rush, I’m sure LittleStar will have the results by the end of next week.

    I wish the best of luck to all participants (⌒▽⌒)

  9. Mei
    March 11th, 2013 at 13:16 | #9

    Could the Administrator please advise when results will be made known to avoid keeping these kids in suspense?

  10. Lawrence Greco
    March 11th, 2013 at 16:10 | #10

    Please have patience everyone! LittleStar will disclose the winners at the most appropriate time. LittleStar reserves the right on when it gives out the winning list.

  11. Person D
    March 11th, 2013 at 19:54 | #11

    Looking forward to it! :) Best of luck to everyone!

  12. Lawrence Greco
    March 12th, 2013 at 08:05 | #12

    They’ve just released the list, and my ”Red Star in the Sky” won! (⌒▽⌒)

  13. March 12th, 2013 at 10:21 | #13

    Congratulations!!

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