The NZ Writers College Short Story Competition provides young writers with the chance to craft creative pieces inspired by a given annual theme.
Judges grade pieces of work on originality, readability, characterisation, imagery and use of language, among other criteria for First Place, Runner-up, and Third Place. Other outstanding pieces of work are also awarded Highest Honours, Honours, and Honourable Mention. Awards include cash prizes as well as publication in an anthology of winning stories for First and Second Prizes.
For further information visit the official website here
No significant costs for entry.
Short story writing skills are required.
Short story submission
Submissions can be made via email. Applications for 2020 are yet to open.