Creative Writing Competition 2012 India

Thanks for your active participation in “Creative Writing Competition 2012 India”. We received extraordinary response – two hundred forteen short stories, each successfully and creatively justifying various combinations of setting, object and theme. Few combinations are so unique and so unparallel that I, personally, wonder how one can write story on these combinations; but nonetheless all stories pleasantly surprised me by one or other creative superiority of our writers. The toughest job for our editors was to find winners from these beautiful creative works. For me all stories are winners in taking challenge to creatively write on various combinations of Settings, Objects and Themes. Nontheless we had to select winners on “technical basis” to present you the best among the winners. Please join me to congratulate the winners, and once again I thank you all for your enormous support. Wish you all the best. – Chief Editor

Click to see List of Winner Stories of Creative Writing Competition 2012 India

Click to read all participating short stories

Creative Writing Competition 2012 India - Short Story Writing Competition

Creative Writing Competition 2012 India – Short Story Writing Competition

Creative Writing Competition 2012 India – Mega Short Story Writing Competition

To celebrate our anniversary, we, Team yourstoryclub.com, announce another mega short story writing competition “Creative Writing Competition 2012 India – Short Story Writing Competition”. Under this scheme one can win up to INR 10,000 (approximately US $200) by writing short stories on given situation. Please carefully read rules and details below. Feel free to put your comment, questions or doubt on discussion forum.

(Kindly AVOID “direct email” or “contact us” page to communicate for this competition as there may be significant delay in reply. Discussion forum is official medium of communication for this competition.)

IMPORTANT NOTE: yourstoryclub.com reserves rights to change, call off, cancel or suspend this competition without any notice.

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What is “Creative Writing Competition 2012 India”?

“Creative Writing Competition 2012 India” is a short story writing competition based on creative story writing from given situation. One can take part in this competition by writing a short story from list of given settings, objects and themes. From below list choose any setting, object and theme. Your story should use chosen setting and theme in which chosen object should play an important role in the story.

(To know more about setting and theme refer http://yourstoryclub.com/how-to-write-short-stories-tips/)

CODE

SETTING

CODE

OBJECT

CODE

THEME

1

Railway platform OR Inside Train

1

Bikini

1

Big Fat Indian Wedding

2

Online Social Network

2

Passport

2

Funny Experience

3

College Canteen OR Restaurant

3

Typewriter

3

True Love Triumphs

4

Terrace OR Bedroom OR Living Hall

4

Overcoat

4

Infidelity

5

Forest

5

Microwave oven

5

Remorse

6

Beach

6

Cell Phone

6

Overcoming Fear

7

Old Palace OR Bungalow

7

Any Jewellery – Necklace, Ring…

7

And He/She Changed Forever

8

Graveyard

8

Chocolate

8

A Strange Day/Night

9

Busy Market

9

Book

9

Dream/Fantasy of a Teenager

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What are rules of “Creative Writing Competition 2012 India”?

1.  Short Story must be submitted for publishing (by pressing “Submit for Review” button from Add New Post) on or before SEPTEMBER 30, 2012 23:59:59 IST.

NOTE: Our editors may put back story in draft status for any clarification or correction. Such cases would NOT be considered for the competition if appropriate clarification or correction was not received by us before the deadline. Therefore, we advise to submit your story for the competition as early as possible to avoid last moment unforeseen glitches.

STORY IN DRAFT STATUS WOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR THE COMPETITION.

2. Short Story must be ORIGINAL and must NOT be published anywhere including but not limited to personal blog, online publisher, forum, news paper, magazine or book.

3. First line of short story must include CODE that describes chosen setting, object and theme. CODE must follow syntax “CODE: SOT” where S, O and T are code number of chosen setting, object and theme respectively.

For example, if story uses “Railway platform OR Inside Train” setting, “Book” object and “Funny Experience” theme, then CODE would be “CODE: 192”.

In one story, you can mention only single CODE, in format of “CODE: SOT” as is explained above, i.e. only one setting, only one object and only one theme, even though your story uses multiple settings, objects and themes which are listed in the above list. Your story would be evaluated based on CODE mentioned by you.

STORY WITH WRONG CODE OR MULTIPLE CODES WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED IN COMPETITION WITHOUT ANY NOTICE OR EMAIL.

4. Language of Short Story must be ENGLISH.

5. Length of Short Story must be between 300 (THREE HUNDRED) words and 3000 (THREE THOUSAND) words.

6. There is NO specific category for short story. However short story should be based on chosen setting, object and theme.

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How shall I know that my short story is selected for “Creative Writing Competition 2012 India”?

Our editors will review every short story submitted and check whether setting, object and theme of submitted short story match with chosen CODE. After review, our editors would decide participation of the submission for “Creative Writing Competition 2012 India”. When selected short story is published, below its title, it will have CODE and detail of the code.

For example if your story is based on the “CODE: 192” mentioned in above example, after publishing, it will have following table below its title:

CODE

192

SETTING Railway platform OR Inside Train
OBJECT Book
THEME Funny Experience

Please note that our editors’ decision to select short story for “Creative Writing Competition 2012 India” will be final and it would not be possible for us to explain reason for non-selection if any.

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How will a story win? What is Prize amount? When will result be declared?

Our editors will, using pre defined criteria, critically review and score all the stories participating in “Creative Writing Competition 2012 India”. The highest scoring short stories would win prizes as mentioned in table below. Result will be declared on or before OCTOBER 14, 2012.

Prizes to be won in “Creative Writing Competition 2012 India”

PRIZE

NUMBER OF PRIZES

AMOUNT

FIRST

1

INR 2,000 (US$40)

SECOND

3

INR 1,000 (US$20)

THIRD

10

INR 5,00 (US$10)

Please read Delivery of Payment section of “Write Short Stories for Money” to know about delivery of payment for the prizes won in this competition.

NOTE: Our editors’ decision will be final and we may not provide any justification for given result.

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What are criteria to decide winner of “Creative Writing Competition 2012 India”?

There are two main criteria on which scoring would be done. First criterion is relation of the short story with chosen CODE – chosen setting and theme with importance of chosen object in the story. Second criterion is five key elements of short stories. Please visit 10 Tips – How to Write Short Stories to know these five key elements and tips from our chief editor for how to write short stories.

Following score card would be used to score contesting short stories:

CRITERION MAXIMUM SCORE
Relevancy of chosen setting

20

Relevancy of chosen theme

20

Significance of chosen object

20

Selection and development of characters

10

Selection of time frame, description of place and environment

10

Plot of short story

10

Conflicts in short story

10

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Will score of all or winner stories be published? May I know score of my story?

Score of only winner stories would be published, and be available at end of the story once result is declared. Yes, you may contact us by providing us link to your story from your email id registered with us and we will send you the rating. Please note that it may take a week time.

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Can I submit more than one story? Will it be possible for the same writer to win more than one prize?

Yes you can. We recommend so because it increases your chance of winning. Yes it is possible. Our editors will review all stories and select the winners irrespective of whether they are submitted by same or different writers. One may choose to write many stories with even same code.

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If my story is selected for “Creative Writing Competition 2012 India” competition, will it also be considered for Earn it Your Way scheme?

Except Story of the Month, all other reward categories of Earn it Your Way will be applicable to all published submissions for “Creative Writing Competition 2012 India” competition.

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Winner Stories – Creative Writing Competition 2012 India

All winner stories are selected as Editor’s Choice. Our team will contact writers of winning stories to deliver the payment as mentioned in “Delivery of Payment” section of “Write Short Stories for Money

FIRST PRIZE (1, INR 2000):

1. The Wedding ‘Ring’ by Priyanka Ghosh

SECOND PRIZE (3, INR 1000 Each):

2.1 Aitama by rohit.football
2.2 YOUR PLACE OR MINE? by Aathira Ayyappan
2.3 Unuploaded Links by ReshmyPillai

THIRD PRIZE (10, INR 500 Each)

3.1 Redemption Cemetery: Curse of the Diamond by nidhi
3.2 Wedding Memories by Mridula
3.3 Murder in the Graveyard by gomathiji
3.4 Infidelity…with all it’s heart! by ipsa arora
3.5 The Infidelity Setup by nidhi
3.6 Bikini and Me by Archana
3.7 The Blue Book by sidslashy
3.8 Tape It by ranjini_s
3.9 Not Skin Deep by StoriesAroundMe
3.10 A Legacy Left Behind by mpant65

(Read all participating short stories)

Please join us, by leaving your comment below, to congratulate the winners and to thank all the participants for making this short story writing competition a mega success. Thank you all once again – Team YourStoryClub

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