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Short Story

To build a strong relationship between language, literature and the vision of youth, Rwanga Awards 2019 prizes the best short story of the talent youth in the field of writing and literature.

Generic Criteria

  • Age of the participant: 15-25 years old.
  • The short story must be original, have been produced during 2019, and not have been published previously.
  • Participant can participate only with one short story.
  • Participant must currently live in one of these governorates: Erbil, Sulaimani, Duhok, Kirkuk and Halabja.
  • The short story must be submitted from July 28th until October 15th, 2019.
  • Participant must be prepared for an interview with the panel of judges.
  • Participant must apply a copy of ID card, phone number and place of residence with the short story.
  • Rwanga Foundation will have right to publish the awarded the short story anywhere, anytime and in any media, but not for business purpose.

Standard Criteria

  • The short story must have word count of 500-1,500 words (min-max).
  • Word processed using Microsoft Word file, Unicode font, and size 14.
  • Send the story to this email: awards@rwanga.org
  • Aspects considered by the panel of judges include:
  • Originality
  • Style
  • Title
  • Point of view
  • Theme and content
  • Innovation
  • Creativity
  • Language and Punctuation
  • Dialog
  • Characterization