After the resounding success of last year’s inaugural competition, we are excited to be holding 2016's Dragonfly Tea Short Story Competition in partnership with the Henley Literary Festival.
A celebration of the intriguing and magical world of tea, our theme this year is Discovery – from grand voyages to everyday encounters, from inspiring inventions to quiet epiphanies. Alongside this, there is also a children's competition with the theme of Adventure.
Open to all talented but as-yet-unknown writers, this year’s competition will be decided by a panel of outstanding judges including Sandra Parsons, Literary Editor at the Daily Mail, writer and comedian, Helen Lederer and acclaimed short story writer Irenosen Okojie. Judging our children's categories will be Baroness Floella Benjamin and Hugless Douglass creator David Melling. Short-listed entrants will be invited to a special prize giving ceremony at the festival on Sunday 2nd October 2016, where the judges will announce the winners.
So put the kettle on, and let your imagination take flight!
Deadline for entries is Monday 29th August 2016.
Word limit: 3,000 words (no minimum)
1st prize £1500
2nd prize £750
3rd prize £250
Word limit: 500 words (no minimum)
Age categories: 4-7, 8-11, 12-15
Prizes: £50 voucher for each winner plus £100 school vouchers
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Before you upload your entry make sure you have read the Rules, Terms & Conditions instructions – failure to comply may result in disqualification, so please read this part carefully.
Deadline for entries is 29th August 2016.
You can upload your entry in the following file types: .doc, .docx, .txt, .rtf and .pdf. Maximum allowed file size is 2MB.
PLEASE NOTE: The title of your short story entry must also be the file name of your uploaded document. Thank you!
Submissions for this competition have now closed. Thank you.