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· * All entries must be in English, original, unpublished, and not submitted or accepted elsewhere between start and end of the competition.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: firstname.lastname@example.org
PLEASE NOTE: Members of the BNLSIS staff are not eligible to enter the competition.