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About The Competition

The Oxford University Press Story Writing Competition is held annually by the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature for school and university students.

The inspiration for 2021 is Change the story.

How to Enter

  • Write your story – use your imagination and creativity to the full, but do remember that your inspiration is  Change the Story.

  • You may choose your own title in keeping with Change the Story.

  • Complete all sections of the online entry, attaching your story as a word document.

  • Entries can be in Arabic or in English.

  • You should submit under the appropriate age category, which relates to your age on 04 November 2020 . Please note the word limit for each category:

    • Ages 11 and under (maximum of 500 words)

    • Ages 12-14 (maximum of 1000 words)

    • Ages 15-17 (maximum of 1500 words)

    • Age 18-25 (maximum of 1500 words)

Participants must be full-time students in schools, colleges and universities.

  • The deadline to submit your story is  04 November 2020.


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