“A book is a dream that you hold in your hand,” — Neil Gaiman
KEEKLI comes out with innovative ideas to fuel children’s imagination and creativity. This time we bring you a Story Writing Competition and winners get a chance to be Published Authors. We will print Best Top 51 Short Stories to bring out a book, which will be BY THE CHILDREN & FOR THE CHILDREN.
In association with critically acclaimed, renowned writers Sh. Sudarshan Vashishtha and Ms Minakshi Chaudhary; Dr Purnima Chauhan, IAS, (Retd) HP Cadre, along with New Delhi based publishers, AuthorsUpFront (AUF), Himachal’s young, talented writers studying in Schools/Colleges/Universities can participate.
Participation Rules, Categories and Details of the event are shared in the Flyer. We look forward to reading few amazing stories penned by you all children & youth.
Format for Participation
STORY IDEA IN 50 WORDS:
Time to pen your own stories! Submission Period – 1st April to 15th May, 2021
- Expression of participation by sharing your Story Idea/Theme.
- A brief summary of the story in not more than fifty words.
- The summary must express — Where is the story set; the time-period and basic plot (requisites of any brief/story – 5Ws & 1H).
- You have one month to submit your Ideas/Summary – 1st April to 15th May, 2021
- Strictly follow Word Limit based on your age group.
- Stories may be in Hindi or English
- FINAL STORY WRITING COMPETITION WILL BE HELD THROUGH A ONE HOUR ZOOM SESSION CONDUCTED IN GROUPS. You will receive specific dates of any given Sunday to submit your stories online.
- Competition Period begins from 22nd May (Saturday).
- Attach your Age Proof (Current School/College/ University ID) & recent passport size photograph; along with your address and phone number.
- A DISCLAIMER must be submitted stating that the story is an original piece of creation.
- Copyright of the Story will be that of the Writer.
- Winners will get a chance to be mentored by our Editors, to further improve upon the stories. The Editing Team will have the final word.
Age Group – 5 to 8 yrs; (Word Limit – 400-800)
Age Group – 9 to 12 yrs; (Word Limit – 800-1000)
Age Group – 13 to 16 yrs; (Word Limit – 1000-1200)
Age Group – 17 to 25 yrs; (Word Limit – 1500-2500)
Sponsorship Letter – Hold our hands to make this event a huge success. Give the children an opportunity by encouraging their creativity!