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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
First Finalist: Stefanie Yip
Second Finalist: Emily Archibald
Third Finalist: Ayra Maria Perakath
Fourth Finalist: Charlotte
Fifth Finalist: Ngo Hiu-ching
Sixth Finalist: Shirley Foo
Seventh Finalist: Ngo Pui-ying
Eighth Finalist: Heidi Au Yeung Yat-ning
Ninth Finalist: Talise Tsai