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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Emily A

16:41pm

Hi, this is Emily, the 2nd finalist
I noticed that my story had been edited prior to publishing and I was wondering why that was. I know it was within the word limit...
Thanks!

YP Team

16:41pm

Hi Emily,
We edited your essay because everything that is published in a newspaper is edited beforehand, because it had to fit to the page, the design of which cannot be predicted in advance, and because we had to remove content that was not suitable for our audience from your essay.

Emily A

16:41pm

hi SCMP,
it's been about two months now since the winner was released, but I haven't received any word on how to collect my prizes. I was hoping you could give me an idea of how/when I could do so?
Thanks
Emily

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