october, 2020

15oct1:00 am1:00 amFree to enter!UNESCO “World Tales” Short Story CompetitionParticipants must be between 12 and 18 years oldInternational Entry Fee: Free Max word count: 500 Top Prize: iPad and publication

“World Tales” Short Story Competition

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Climate change, human rights violations, conflicts, racism and discrimination are among many threats to our present and future. In the face of adversity and the manifold consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, creative young minds need to be encouraged to find innovative solutions.

Extension of deadline for submission: 15 October 2020 at midnight (CET).

With the aim to foster imagination, resourcefulness and ingenuity, UNESCO and the Idries Shah Foundation (ISF) launch the World Tales Short Story Competition in close collaboration with the International Coalition of Inclusive and Sustainable Cities of UNESCO (ICCAR). Young teenagers from all over the globe are invited to write about challenges of today and tomorrow in the format of a short story, and share their perspectives.

The theme of this 2020 First Edition is “Once upon a time in my future”.

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