Are you a budding creative writer? Enter our Summer Short Story competition!

Are you a budding creative writer? Enter our Summer Short Story competition!

You could see your work in print, and be in with a chance of winning a Samsung VR Gear headset along with a 32GB Samsung Galaxy S7

Calling all creative writers! Our annual Summer Short Story competition is back, and this year is the most forward-thinking yet. If you think you can write a story that will blow us away, want to see your work in print, and be in with a chance of winning a Samsung VR Gear Headset along with a 32GB Samsung Galaxy S7, you need to get writing.

Here's what you need to do:

  • Send Young Post a story that is 1,800-2,000 words long.
  • The story must be all your own work and set in Hong Kong.
  • This year’s theme is: 2047. You can interpret the theme any way you wish.
  • On your story's first page, write your name, age, school, and contact phone number.
  • Email yp@scmp.com with "2047" in the subject field and attach your story and a jpg photo of yourself. 

The top entries will be published in our summer editions. The winner will receive a a Samsung VR Gear Headset along with a 32GB Samsung Galaxy S7.

Closing date for entries is June 26.


Terms & Conditions

  • Contest is only open to secondary school students in Hong Kong.
  • The competition is not open to South China Morning Post staff or their families.
  • Judges' decision is final and no correspondence will be entered in to.

 

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10 Comments

Lucy Christie

17:39pm

Hi Marissa,
The judges have decided that since you will be joining secondary school this August you can enter the competition. We look forward to reading your entry!

Lucy Christie

10:30am

Hi Sikander - you can interpret the theme any way you like, so it can mean the YEAR 2047 if you want, or a story about the number 2047, it is entirely up to you! Can't wait to read your entry, remember the deadline is June 26!

Walter Kwong

21:03pm

I just wanted to say I'm finished with the story and I just wanted to say it is okay if I'm not the winner but I just hope that I could win because I've tried my best to write this.

Walter Kwong

21:03pm

I just wanted to say I'm finished with the story and I just wanted to say it is okay if I'm not the winner but I just hope that I could win because I've tried my best to write this.