Calling all young writers and creative minds! It's that time of the year again when the FOBISIA Short Story Competition is back, and we're thrilled to announce the 2023-2024 edition. This year promises to be even more exciting and inspiring as we invite students to showcase their storytelling talents. So, sharpen your pencils and fire up your imaginations because it's time to get writing!
Who Can Participate?
This year's FOBISIA Short Story Competition is open to students in Years 1-13. At primary, there are three categories to choose from, each with its unique topic and word limit:
Year 1 and 2: "BEEP, BOOP BUZZ!"- Write a captivating story in no more than 400 words.
Year 3 and 4: "MY FRIEND THE ROBOT"
- Craft an engaging narrative within 500 words.
Year 5 and 6: "VIRTUAL REALMS"
- Dive into the world of Virtual Realms with a compelling story limited to 500 words.
At secondary, there are two categories to choose from, each with its unique topic and word limit:
Year 7, 8 and 9: “Distant Galaxies”
- Create an epic piece within 800 words.
Year 10, 11, 12 and 13: “Virtual Vs Reality”
- Write a unique story in more than 800 words.
How to Enter?
Entering the competition is simple! Here's what you need to do:
- Write your masterpiece following the specified theme and word limit.
- Ensure your story is typed in Arial font size 12.
- Include a captivating title that reflects your story's essence.
- Primary entries should be sent to Mrs Ebsworth at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Secondary entries should be submitted to the 'English Dept Competitions' GClassroom. The code to join is ytzaal7.
- All submissions must be clearly named with your full name and year group.
Hurry, you wouldn't want to miss out! The deadline for submitting your entries is Monday, 15th January 2024. This allows our dedicated team of judges ample time to select the winning entries from each year phase. Unfortunately we are only allowed to submit one KLASS entry per category.
Why Join the FOBISIA Short Story Competition?
Participating in the FOBISIA Short Story Competition is not just about winning; it's about unleashing your creativity, improving your writing skills, and, most importantly, having fun with words! Here are a few reasons why you should take the plunge:
- Express Yourself: This is your chance to let your imagination run wild and create a world of your own through words.
- Boost Confidence: Sharpen your writing skills and gain confidence in your storytelling abilities.
- Recognition: Win or lose, your participation in this prestigious competition will be an achievement worth celebrating.
Join the Adventure!
The FOBISIA Short Story Competition is not just about writing; it's about embarking on an adventure of words and ideas. We can't wait to read your stories and be amazed by your creativity.
So, what are you waiting for? Start penning down your thoughts, give life to your characters, and immerse yourself in the world of storytelling. Let your creativity shine through!
If you have any questions or need further information, please don't hesitate to contact Lauren Ebsworth at email@example.com (Primary) or post in the Secondary 'English Dept Competitions' GClassroom. The code to join is ytzaal7. We can't wait to see what amazing stories you'll create. Good luck, young writers!