Let the heat fire your imagination

Let the heat fire your imagination

The trumpet fanfare, the shower of confetti, the excited throng can all mean only one thing: no, not another royal wedding, but the launch of Young Post's 2011 Summer Story competition!

Every Saturday throughout the holidays, fiction by nine finalists chosen by our judges will be published alongside illustrations created by our talented artists. Finalists will also receive a certificate from Young Post. The winner will get HK$1,200 worth of Dymocks vouchers, while the nine finalists will each get HK$200 worth of Dymocks vouchers. The winner's story will also feature on our cover.

The theme for this summer's competition is: "But you don't know who they really are." You can interpret this line however you like, and you don't have to limit your subject matter to summer holidays or even summer. Stories must be set in Hong Kong and be between 1,800 and 2,000 words.

E-mail your entries to yp_summer@scmp.com by June 17, with "S Fiction" in the subject field. Include your name, age, school, phone number and a jpeg headshot of yourself.

Deadline extended to June 30.

The judges' decision will be final. This competition is not open to SCMP staff members or their families

Entries received

 

First Finalist: Stefanie Yip

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Second Finalist: Emily Archibald

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Third Finalist: Ayra Maria Perakath

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Fourth Finalist: Charlotte

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Fifth Finalist: Ngo Hiu-ching

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Sixth Finalist: Shirley Foo

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Seventh Finalist: Ngo Pui-ying

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Eighth Finalist: Heidi Au Yeung Yat-ning

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Ninth Finalist: Talise Tsai

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Winner: Janessa Chou Ho-wing

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40 Comments

Yan Wa LI

16:41pm

Dear YP, Sorry I have to post here about the 2010-2011 Winter fiction competition because there was no respond of my post under that category. I would like to ask when & how would I get the certificate as well as the voucher? (Since the competition has finished over a month but I still haven't got a

IsabellaDc

16:41pm

Dear SCMP YP, i just wanted to ask you if you've received my entry that i sent on the 14th or 13th of June for this competition because my email has been having problems lately so i just wanted to double check.

nessa_wong

16:41pm

Hi, I wasn't sure which email account is the right one...yp_summer or yp.summer. I've sent my entry to both accounts on the 16th and 20th (today)respectively. Hope that's okay! :)

YP Team

16:41pm

Hi Nessa, yes sorry we printed the wrong email address when we first mentioned the competition, so we understand your confusion. The correct email address is yp_summer@scmp.com, but if you sent it to both email addresses then there should be no problem.

cherrymoomoo

16:41pm

Hi. When will the result of this competition be diclosed? Besides, I saw this comment-'And congrats to the first 10!' by the YP team, does it mean that some stories have been chosen? Thanks.

YP Team

16:41pm

Hi Cherry, as stated above "Every Saturday throughout the holidays, fiction by nine finalists will be published..". The winner will be announced at the end of summer.

YP Team

16:41pm

We want to reward the first 10 participants for sending their essay early, so we will send them something sweet by mail soon, but it doesn't mean they have won the essay competition.

Catherine Wang

16:41pm

Hi YP team -
I don't know if you've received my entry or not, but it was sent on the 28th of June (yesterday) from Catherine Wang. Could you tell me somehow if you've gotten it and post my name up there or something? Thank you so much.

higuys

16:41pm

YP team,

Hi, this is Kelvin Ho. I sent a revised edition of my story today at around 6 PM. Is that okay?

annette0112

16:41pm

When it says, the winners will share the $3000 worth of coupons, then does it mean if there're two winners they each get $1500, three winners they get $1000, etc. ?

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