WWI short story competition (15-21yr olds)

As part of the 100th anniversary of the Great War, the Historical Commemorations and Centenaries Working Group of the Church of Ireland is sponsoring a short story competition to see how World War One still is remembered by today’s youth. This competition, therfore, is eligible for those between the ages of 15 and 21.

Those interested in participating can write about any aspect of the impact of the First World War in any part of Ireland or on the Irish people between 1914 and 1918. The essays should be no longer than 3,500 words.  The prize for first place will be €1,000, second place will received €300 and third place will be awarded €200. Furthermore, it is intended that these three essays will be published, in addition to eight of the best stories submitted. All entries will be adjudicated by a select panel including COIHS committee member, Professor David Hayton, and the renowned author, Glenn Patterson.

The deadline for competition has been extended to 24 October 2014 with an announcement on the awardees at the end of the year. Entries are to be emailed to press@ireland.anglican.org

You can download the rules and conditions by clicking here.

The entry form is available on PDF by clicking here.

For further enquries about the competition can be obtained by contacting Jenny Compston at the Church of Ireland Press Office: press@ireland.anglican.org

Best of luck to all participants!