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WORLD TALES SHORT STORY COMPETITION

Organized by UNESCO-IDRIES SHAH FOUNDATION

WORLD TALES SHORT STORY COMPETITION4 months left to enter
  • OrganizerUNESCO-IDRIES SHAH FOUNDATION
  • CategoryEducation, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Arts/Photography
  • PrizeOther award
  • RegionGlobal
  • EligibilityHigh school Students
  • Deadline2020-10-15
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Three Laureates — Gold, Silver and Bronze — will be selected from each of the seven national and regional Coalitions forming ICCAR. All 21 names will be announced on December 2020.

We also regret to announce that, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it will unfortunately not be possible to organize a high-level conference at UNESCO Headquarters, as initially planned, and to invite the laureates to attend. However, all will be invited to attend an online Award ceremony in December 2020 during which the names of the seven Gold winning laureates will be announced. Each of these Gold winning laureates will be awarded an iPad.

The UNESCO and Idries Shah Foundation “World Tales” Short Story Competition is open to ALL 12-18-year-olds worldwide. Write 250-500 words in English or French on the theme: “Once upon a time in my future…” Winners will have their stories published in a special hardcover edition as well as attend a "post-covid" ceremony at UNESCO headquarters in Paris. For full details visit: https://en.unesco.org/news/unesco-and-idries-shah-foundation-launch-world-tales-short-story-competition The deadline for submission to worldtales@unesco.org is 31 May 2020 at midnight (CET)

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