As a part of activities in commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the Belize National Library Service and Information System (BNLSIS) a story writing competition is being held during 2010.  The particulars are as follows:

·         * The competition is open to all writers.
·         * Stories should be written for children 5 to 8 years old.
·         * Stories should be 1,500 words or less.  Type the word count on the first page of your entry.
·         * Must focus on Belizean lifestyle.
·         * All entries must be in English, original, unpublished, and not submitted or accepted elsewhere between start and end of the competition.
·          *All entries must be typewritten 1.5 spacing, Times New Roman, and pages must be numbered.
·         * All entries must include your contact details and story title on a separate sheet of paper.  Your name must not be on your story.
·         * All winning entries will become the property of the BNLSIS.
·         * There will be three prizes awarded for the best entries determined by a panel of judges:
1st Prize: $1,000.00     
2nd Prize: $750.00       
3rd Prize: $500.00
·         * The decision of the judges will be final.
·         * The three winning entries will be read publicly in all district towns and city libraries.
·         * The BNLSIS reserves the right to not declare a winner.
·         * The deadline for the submission of entries is October 31, 2010 at 4.00 p.m.
·         * Deliver, email or mail your entries to: Story Writing Competition, Leo Bradley Library,  P.O. Box 287, Belize City, Belize.  Email: nls@btl.net

PLEASE NOTE:  Members of the BNLSIS staff are not eligible to enter the competition.