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The 14th
English Short Story 
Writing Competition

Application Deadline: 24 October 2018


You are cordially invited to take part in the 14th English Short Story Writing Competition. The Regulations, Prizes and Procedures are as follows:

Eligibility: All HKBU UGC-funded undergraduate students.

Titles & Word Limit: Students must use ONE of the titles/story prompts provided and keep to a maximum of 2000 words.
NOTE: The word limit does NOT include the provided prompt.

- First Prize winner ($1,500 book voucher and a trophy)
- Second Prize winner ($1,200 book voucher and a trophy)
- Third Prize winner ($900 book voucher and a trophy)
- Merit Prize winners ($500 book voucher)

Selection Procedure: Winners are selected by a panel of judges from HKBU and professional international writers.

Assessment Criteria:
1. Demonstration of creativity and originality, expression of emotions, and development of characters and plot;
2. Accuracy and variety of language, proper and effective use of vocabulary and dialogue.


Lesson 1 - Introduction
Lesson 2 - Setting and POV
Lesson 3 - Character Development
Lesson 4 - Plot
Lesson 5 - Dynamic Writing


You need to submit two copies of your story:
(a) Submit the completed entry form together with a hard copy of your story to the General Office of the Language Centre in OEE1203 during office hours (09:00-13:00 and 14:00-17:30) by 19 October 2018; and

(b) Submit your story by email at to check for plagiarism.

Application Deadline: 24 October 2018

Award Ceremony and Public Lecture

To Be Announced


The winners since 2008.                                                                   


Check out the photos of the 13th English Short Story Writing Competition here.

Telephone: 3411 2289 / 3411 5825
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