The Derry Journal is offering aspiring writers in the town to put pen to paper for our annual Christmas short story competition.
Open to the very young and the not so young, the Journal Christmas Short Story competition has been hugely popular over the years with thousands of people sharing their writing with us.
To be in with a chance to win all you have to do is submit a story based on a Christmas theme.
There are four categories: 5-7 years, 8-11 years, 12-17 years and adults.
All winners will have their story printed in the Derry Journal and awarded a voucher from Easons.
Even if you have never written a story before, this is your chance to show off your literary skills.
The story can be a work of fiction or a fond memory of Christmas past.
The shortlisted finalists will have their stories printed in the Derry Journal when the public will have the chance to vote for their favourite.
All entries must be submitted by noon on Friday, December 14. You can send your entry to Derry Journal Christmas story competition, 113-118 Duncreggan Road, Derry or email firstname.lastname@example.org
To take part entrants will need to submit their own short story.
There are four age categories in which writers can enter: Ages
5-7 (up to 150 words), Ages 8-11 (up to 300 words), Ages 12- 17 (up to 1,000 words) and Adults (up to 1,000 words).
PRIZES WILL BE AS FOLLOWS:
5-7 age 1 x £50 Eason Voucher
8-11 age 1 x £50 Eason Voucher
12-17 age 2 x £50 Eason Voucher
Adults 2 x £100 Eason Voucher
All entries must be submitted by noon on Friday, December 14th. You
can send your entry to Derry Journal Christmas story competition, 113-118 Duncreggan Road, Derry, BT48 0AA or email geraldine. email@example.com.
Terms and Conditions:
Standard JP competition terms and conditions apply. These can be found at . No employee or agents of the Derry Journal Newspaper group are eligible to participate in this competition. Entries will be judged by a panel of experts including local writers. All articles must be original and must not have been published elsewhere. Judges decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. The Derry Journal reserves their right in absolute discretion to disqualify any entry, competitor or nominee, to add to or waive any rule without prior notice to the entrants. We reserve the right to reproduce all entries.