Short Story Writing Competition: Lost in the Forest - Terms & Conditions

1. The competition is organised by Cambridge Junction and New International Encounter (NIE)

2. Entry to this competition is open to persons who will be aged up to 13 years on the 10th December 2018. Proof of age, identity and eligibility may be requested. Entry will be in two age categories – under 8 years (on 10th December 2018) and 8 to 13 years (on 10th December 2018).

3. Entrants must write a fictional short story

  • no more than 250 words in length for those aged under 8
  • no more than 400 words in length for those aged 8-13         

4. Entry is via a downloadable form available here. Entrants will be asked to provide their name, and their age. All stories should be submitted in English. We can only accept stories which are 400 words or under. Please make sure you check the word count before submitting your entry.

5. All entries must be submitted by an adult. The adult may be the child’s parent, guardian or teacher. The adult must provide their own contact and personal details (not the child’s). The personal data provided will be used for the purposes of administering the competition and in accordance with Cambridge Junction’s data policies.

6. Entry opens at 10am on Wednesday 7th November 2018. Entry closes at 5pm on Friday 10th December. Submissions received outside of this time frame will not be considered.

7. Entrants can only enter individually. Only one entry per person is permitted and the story must be wholly written by the entrant only; stories cannot be written by more than one person.

8. Entries must be an original piece of fiction.

9. Entries cannot be returned so please remember to retain a copy. Unsuccessful entrants will be contacted in respect of their entry but no feedback on any entry will be provided.

10. All entries must be the original work of the entrant.

12. Entrants retain the copyright in their entries but grant to Cambridge Junction and NIE a perpetual non-exclusive royalty-free licence to publish, broadcast (across all media) and post the entry online and on any other platforms yet to be envisaged.

13. All entries will be collated and available to be read by the public in Cambridge Junction’s foyer.

14. Entries will be judged on the following criteria;

  • Originality
  • Characterisation
  • Language
  • Enjoyment

15. All stories will be judged by the Cambridge Junction & New International Encounter creative teams.

16. One winner will be selected in each category (under 8 and 8-13 years of age). The winners will have a video performance made of their story by the cast of Snow White and receive x4 tickets* to a family show at Cambridge Junction. All tickets are subject to availability and early booking is strongly advised. One runner-up will be selected in each category (5-8 and 8-13 years of age). There will also be a prize for the runner up.
*(group of 4, max. of 2 adults)