• 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.

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