- Created: 10 February 2015
The 18th Time of the Writer, International festival of writers, hosted by the Centre for Creative Arts, University of KwaZulu-Natal invites South African high school learners to submit their short stories for the annual Schools Short Story Competition by Friday 27 February.
Held in conjunction with the Time of the Writer festival, the Schools Short Story Competition is open to all South African high school learners and aims to encourage creative expression in young people while functioning as a springboard for the future writers of South Africa. With the festival's long standing commitment toward nurturing a culture of reading and writing, this competition has received a wide appeal that continues to grow with each edition of the festival.
Winners will be awarded cash prizes, book vouchers and complimentary tickets to the festival.
The Time of the Writer takes place from 16-21 March 2015. As one of the country's longest running literature festivals, Time of the Writer brings together some of the best authors, publishers, and editors from around the world, while focusing on providing a platform to KwaZulu-Natal talent. In addition to the nightly showcases at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre the festival alsoorganisesa broad range of free daily activities including an educational and entertaining programme of workshops, reading sessions and panel discussions. This includes the Educator's Forum with teachers, on the implementation of literature in the classroom; the Community Writing Forum with members of the public interested in literature as well as visits to schools by the festival participants. The 18th Time of the Writer will also include a Storytelling Focus in partnership with Gcinamasiko Arts & Heritage Trust.
Terms and Conditions
- The competition is open to all South African high school students.
- There is no particular topic for the short stories.
- The short stories can be written in English, Afrikaans or isiZulu.
- Illegible entries will not be considered (Typed entries preferred).
- Short stories are to be a maximum of 5 pages in length.
- Deadline for submissions is 27 February 2015.
How to Enter
Entries can be submitted by one of the following methods:
Fax: 031 260 3074
Hand Delivery: Centre for Creative Arts, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Howard College Campus, Mazisi Kunene Avenue, Durban, 4041, South Africa
All entries must include:
- Name of School (Contact and physical address)
- Name of submitter (Grade, age and contact details)
Time of the Writer International Writer's Festival
Umncintiswano wezikole wokubhala izindatshana ezimfishane
I-18th Time of the Writer umgubho wababhali owongamelwe yi-Centre for Creative Arts, eNyuvesi YakwaZulu-Natali imema abafundi bezikole emabangeni aphezulu ukuthi bathumele izindatshana ezimfishane kumncintiswano wezikole obakhona minyaka yonke ngaphambi komhlaka 27th February ngolwesihlanu.
Yenziwa kanye ne-Time of the Writer Festival, umncintiswano wezikole wokubhala izindatshana uvulelekile kuzo zonke izikole zaseNingizumi Afrika emabangeni aphezulu iphinde igqugquzele ukuphumela obala ngobuciko entsheni ime njengensika kulabo abafisa ukuba ababhali bakusasa base-Ningizimu Afrika. Selilude ukhalo uluhanjwe yilomgubho wababhali ukugqugquzela isiko lokufunda nokubhala, lomncintiswano usuthole elikhulu isasasa nokubonakala kuyo yonke imigubho eyedlule.
Abawinile bayothola imiklomelo yemali, iziqeshana zokuthenga izincwadi kanye namathikithi amahhala okungena kulomgubho.
I-18th Time of the Writer International Writer izoba ngomhlaka 16-21 March. Njengeminye yemigubho yababhali enesasasa kuzwelonke, i-Time of the Writer iletha abanohlonze ababhali, abashicileli kanye nabahleli abaqhamuka emagunjini wonke omhlaba, nalapho kubhekeleke kakhulu ukuvuleleka kwenkundla kumakhono akwaZulu-Natali. Ngaphezu kwemibukiso eyenzeka e-Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre lomgubho ulethela iTheku izinhlelo zamahhala eziningi ezifundisayo, ezijabulisayo kanye nezithangami, isikhathi sokufunda kanye nenkulumo yabakhethekileyo
Lokhu kumbandakanya isigungu sothisha namacebo okuthuthukisa ukubhala emagunjini okufunda, ukushiyelana inkundla emphakathini kulabo abafisa ukubhala kanye nokuvakashela izikole kwababhali abazobe bebambe iqhaza kulomgubho. I-18th Time of the Writer izoba nengxenye yokuxoxa izindaba nalapho izobambisana ne-Gcinamasiko Arts & Heritage Trust.
- Umncintiswano uvuleleke kubo bonke abafundi bezikole ezisemazingeni aphezulu
- Asikho isihloko esikhethekile ngezindatshana ezibhalwayo
- Ungabhala indatshana yakho ngesiNgisi, isiBhunu noma ngesiZulu
- Asizamukeli lezo ezibhalwe ngesandla (bhala nge-computer)
- Bhala indatshana ingeqi kumakhasi ayisihlanu
- Thumela engakashayi umhlaka 27th February 2015
Ungathumela isicelo ngenye yalezindlela:
Fax: 031 260 3074
Ungayiletha ehhovisi: Centre for Creative Arts, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Howard College Campus, Mazisi Kunene Avenue, Durban, 4041, South Africa
Zonke izicelo kumele zibe nalokhu okulandelayo:
- Igama lesikole (umxhumanisi kanye nekheli)
- Igama lofake isicelo (ibanga, iminyaka kanye nendlela yokukuxhuma)