ISF-UNESCO STORY COMPETITION

The deadline for our competition has been further extended to 31 December 2020. Anyone aged between 12 and 18 can enter. And the theme could not be more topical – write 250 to 500 words on the theme, ‘Once upon a time in my future…’
Great prizes!
The deadline for our competition has been further extended to 31 December 2020. Anyone aged between 12 and 18 can enter. And the theme could not be more topical – write 250 to 500 words on the theme, ‘Once upon a time in my future…’
Great prizes!

THE ISF-UNESCO SHORT STORY COMPETITION

IMPORTANT NOTICE: CHANGES TO THE TERMS OF THE COMPETITION

The deadline for the ISF-UNESCO global storytelling competition has been extended to 31 December, 2020.

We regret to announce that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it won’t be possible to invite the winners to Paris to receive their awards.  

Instead, all Gold winning laureates will receive an iPad.  And all Gold, Silver and Bronze laureates will be invited to participate in an online ceremony in April or May 2021.

As before, all Gold, Silver and Bronze laureates will have their stories published in a special hardcover edition.

It’s simple

If you’re between 12 and 18 years old, write 250 to 500 words (in English or French) on the theme, ‘Once upon a time in my future…’

And send your entries to worldtales@unesco.org

For full details, visit:

https://en.unesco.org/world-tales-competition/

https://en.unesco.org/world-tales-competition/

Prizes

Three Laureates – Gold, Silver and Bronze – will be selected from each of the seven national and regional Coalitions forming the International Coalition of Inclusive and Sustainable Cities of UNESCO (ICCAR). 

The 21 laureates will be invited to participate in an online ceremony during April or May 2021. 

The 7 Gold laureates will each receive an iPad. 

The Idries Shah Foundation will publish the work of all 21 laureates in a special edition hardcover book. It will feature all winning short stories and honourable mentions, and will be made available in ePub format.

All winning laureates will receive a copy of the book, and a personalised certificate. 

Schools and cities of the 21 laureates will receive copies of the book. Cities of the seven Gold-winning laureates will also receive a set of ISF children’s books for their public libraries.

FIND OUT HOW TO ENTER

FIND OUT HOW TO ENTER

Entries must be:
    • Short stories of 250 to 500 words;
    • Typed in English or French using Arial 12-point Regular font;
    • Original unpublished works of fiction;
    • Stories on the potential for future societies to be fair, inclusive, peaceful, resilient, sustainable and/or tolerant.
 
The deadline for submission is 31 December 2020 at midnight (CET). Download the complete set of rules HERE
 
For more information contact: worldtales@unesco.org

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FIND OUT HOW TO ENTER THE EXCITING UNESCO-ISF SHORT STORY COMPETITION! DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 31 DECEMBER

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FIND OUT HOW TO ENTER THE EXCITING UNESCO-ISF SHORT STORY COMPETITION! DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 31 DECEMBER