Short Story Contest for Youth

2020 California Zoroastrian Center
Short Story Contest

“Write a story in which a Zoroastrian relies upon the teachings of the faith to help them resolve a challenging situation or achieve a goal.”"

Topic

All stories begin with characters who desire something, but who face obstacles to getting what they want. Sometimes the obstacles are weaknesses inside the characters and other times the obstacles are forces outside the characters. Characters use their knowledge, will, beliefs and talents to try to overcome those obstacles. Because of their struggles, they are changed by their experiences.

Short Story are accepted from June 1, 2019 to the deadline of 23:59 on January 15, 2020.

Guidelines

Short Story must be 2000-3000 words in English. MS Words format only.

The contestant must be 13-18 years of age at any given point in time between June 1, 2019 and January 15, 2020.  Please see FAQ for examples.

IMPORTANT

To submit your Short Story, you must go to online submission section and follow the required steps or email your Short Story to zessayentry@yahoo.com along with your

1)full name, 2)email address, 3)phone number, 4)mailing address, 5)gender, and 6)birthdate.

 

Confirmation of receipt of story will be in the form of an email within 48 hours of submission.

Entries must be received via email no later than Jan 15, 2020 (23:59 pacific time).

Deadline

First Place: Certificate and prize of $300

Second Place: Certificate and prize of $200

Third Place: Certificate and prize of $100

Awards

* All prize winners will be announced on March 15, 2020 on this website. 

* Certificates and prizes will be mailed to the winners on March 20, 2020.

* Additional awards will be given if applicable.

* All three winners will get a signed copy of “A Clawed and Feathered Spell”

For further inquiries concerning the Short Story Contest for Youth, please contact zessayentry@yahoo.com.

By submitting you agree for short story Contest organizer to publish your short story in any desired form.

Supported by

Chehreh Nama Magazine & FEZANA JOURNAL

Endorsed by

The CALIFORNIA ZOROASTRIAN CENTER IN LOS ANGELES

 

Sponsered by

Ms. Catherine Linka

 

Special thanks to

Our Judges & Ms. Parmida Behmardi for designing our flyers

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