We Are Back with our annual Children’s Day Storywriting Contest! Last year, we had over 200 entries and more than 50 schools participated.
We published the best 50 through IAA’s Budding Author program. We decided to take it up a notch this time. This year’s Children’s Day Contest is huge at a scale like we have never done before!
It’s going to be exciting, interesting and mind-blowing! This is the hunt for the best by the best. Get Set, Start Writing! See you at the event!!
guidelines & rules
The start date for the IAA’s Children’s Day Short Story Competition is 20th September 2022.
All entries must be received by midnight on 15th October 2022.
The competition is open to anyone aged up to 18 years.
Worldwide entries are accepted.
The entire submission process is online and there is no fee for submission.
Each participant can submit only one entry.
Stories must be no more than 1000 words.
Stories must be written only in English.
Stories must not have been published, self-published, published on a website, broadcast or featured amongst the winners in any other competition.
Any plagiarized work will be disqualified.
The shortlisted stories and winner names along with their school names will be published on this website on Children’s Day 2022.
The winning entries will be published as an anthology after the results have been announced.
The book will be published on the IAA online store, Amazon and Flipkart and will be available for purchase globally.
The winners will be felicitated at the Awards Presentation Function which will be held in Chennai in December 2022.
If the story is a winning entry, IAA will acknowledge the author in the published book.
The Publisher (I Am An Author & Edisun Consulting Services) will own the copyright of the submitted story and the author will not be eligible for royalty payment.
The published books will be available for purchase on the platforms mentioned earlier and in select book stores.