CHILDSPARK INITIATIVE

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New York

NY 10018

Email: info@childsparkiniative.org

Phone: 347-998-0061

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CHILDSPARK

COMPETITION

Storywriting

WELCOME!

Child Spark Initiative, Inc. launches the maiden edition of Child Spark Storywriting Competition. It is a quarterly storywriting competition with the best three of all entries winning the three prizes available. Our goal is to create a platform for positive stories that feature themes based on or related to children in Africa, the Caribbean Islands and around the world.

What We Are Looking For...

We are seeking originality, creativity and verve. We are seeking stories that are inspirational and aspirational. We want both fiction and non-fiction. Non-fiction must be compelling and up-lifting. If your non-fiction is a little depressing, make sure that you give us some ray of hope or call us to action. We are convinced the challenges faced by children have been over-flogged in some quarters. Our interest lies in giving hope to those who are caught in difficult circumstances.

 

All genres are welcome.

 

This competition is great for students in post-primary and tertiary institutions.

Eligibility

* Ages 13 - 25

* Open to anyone around the world, especially from Africa, the Caribbean Islands and South America

* Employees and relatives of officers and employees of Childspark Initiative, Inc., Topido Entertainment & Media Company, and our sponsors are not eligible.

Prizes

There are Great Reasons for you to participate in this competition

1

Lend Your Voice

You will be contributing to the on-going global effort to improve the condition of children living in difficult circumstances by spot-lighting the peculiar issue you bring to the fore.

2

Win Cash

  • 1ST PRIZE - $100

  • 2ND PRIZE -  $50

  • 3RD PRIZE -  $25

3

Be Published

You will be published in our monthly newsletter and blog. You will also be published in our anthology for each year that will be launched at the annual concert  featuring Child Spark Choir and other aspects of our "universe". The publication will be available as a professionally published, printed book and as a Kindle download. The book will have an ISBN number.

A writer’s profile will appear alongside your story and on our website. This will consist of a delightful picture of you, a short bio telling readers all about how amazing you are and details of your website, if you have one. In addition to this, an author interview with the winner will be published alongside their story.

Submit Your Entry

You will be published in our monthly newsletter and blog. You will also be published in our anthology for each year that will be launched at the annual concert  featuring Child Spark Choir and other aspects of our "universe". The publication will be available as a professionally published, printed book and as a Kindle download. The book will have an ISBN number.

A writer’s profile will appear alongside your story and on our website. This will consist of a delightful picture of you, a short bio telling readers all about how amazing you are and details of your website, if you have one. In addition to this, an author interview with the winner will be published alongside their story.

Submission Guideline

1. Submission opens on Saturday, December 1st, 2018 and ends on Thursday, January 31st, 2019.

 

2. Entries should be no more than 5,000 words or 10 pages, double spaced.

3. Your story can be fiction or non-fiction. The story must be about children or teenagers.

4. Your cover page must contain your story title, your name, your email address and the date. 

 

5.  Your second page must contain your profile (tell us about yourself).

6. Your third page must contain your synopsis (your story summary).

7.  The title of your story and your name must be printed at the bottom of every page of your story.

8.  Your story must be original. By submitting your entry, you declare that you own this story in its entirety; that you have not plagiarized any work(s) belonging to another writer. 

9.  Our decision is final. We reserve the right to use all the stories entered into this competition on our platforms, as necessary, and commit to always credit the writer.

10. Every entrant is notified when the final decision is made. Prizes will be received no later than one month after the winners emerge.