Poetry & Short Story Competition (English & Afrikaans)
Syllabis presents its first Poetry /Prose Competition. The aim is to give young people the opportunity to express themselves in a public forum, and take part in a poetry slam and a creative writing workshop.
Writers love competitions. There’s the creative stimulus of an interesting prompt, the promise of kudos and validation, and of course publication and prizes. The Syllabis iAfrikana contest is a new writing competition, writing short stories and poetry with a focus on the African bushveld. It launches in March 2022 and runs to final submissions with a closing date of 31 July 2022. We will accept early submissions.
If you are looking to take your writing to the next level, then entering our writing competition will help you to achieve this.
The goal of the competition is to help promote the writing aspirations of all school going students.
The panel of judges comprises 3 members, all qualified English / Afrikaans educators with a passion for literature.
Who is eligible:
Prompts and Wordcount
Some competitions ask for a story on any topic, up to a set wordcount. But if your parameters are too broad, comparing stories is very hard: How do you judge a 200-word flash against a 5000-word novella?
Open to all students - Please use the registration form below.
For Syllabis Education students, login to your learning portal and upload your submissions. Submissions are limited to 3.
For all other students, please complete the entry form below, or simply send your completed work to email@example.com after mentioning the competition on Social Media. Use the form below.
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