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SIMAMELE is calling for original short story submissions from young writers aged between 13 and 17 years!

Via SIMAMELE

SIMAMELE invites original short story submissions from young writers aged between 13 and 17 years. We encourage parents, care givers, guardians, young minds and educators across all South African provinces to encourage and support young creative minds in telling their stories; in any official language of South Africa.

The short stories will be published in the Young Scribes section of the SIMAMELE web publication and the contest will run for a period between May and November 2018.

Are you in love with writing? Do you have a passion for story telling? Are you creative, original, and imaginative? If your answer is yes, then the SIM Young Scribes Writing Competition is for you.

The SIM Young Scribes prize recognises the need to honour and nurture excellence from a young age and the role that reading and writing plays in the development of a just and open society where “everybody feels free yet bounded to others; where everyone embraces their full potential.”

The Award

In 2018, the SIM Young Scribes Prize will recognise one Young Scribe with an award valued at R 10,000. The award will include:

  • A bookstore voucher valued at R 2,500
  • Tablet to the value of R 2,500
  • Mobile data for a year valued at R 3,500
  • A cash sum of R 1,500
  • The name of the winner will be published on the SIMAMELE website and any other media publication that will participate.

Eligibility

The Prize is open to anyone between the ages of 13 and 17 years.

Entries must be entirely the work of the entrant and should have never been published before.

Entrants must be South African.

Submit an Entry

Please visit https://www.simamele.co.za/young-scribes for more information and instructions on how to submit an entry.

The deadline for submissions is 1st May, 2018.

For any question, please do not hesitate to contact Precious at publish@simamele.co.za

 

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