1st Prize: £175.00
2nd Prize: £150.00
3rd Prize: £125.00
4th Prize: £100.00
5th Prize: £50.00
Closing date: 15th December 2013
Entry fee: £3.50 or Free to Premier Members
To win any of our great prizes, simply review the Christmas story summary below and then create a heart-warming story that brings all the emotion of loss, tragedy and Christmas spirit to life.
Linzie is 13 years old and lost her parents in a car accident a few months previously. She was taken in by family members- the estranged sister of her mother but life feels empty. As Christmas approaches, it takes a very special event to make Linzie appreciate that Christmas can still be a very special time of year.
Note: This competition is to create a story using the summary as inspiration. If you would like to maximise your potential to win, then why not enter our additional competition that uses the same summary? All you have to do is to create a compelling title.
Submissions must be in English and be original.
Maximum word count is 1600.
We welcome submissions from writers worldwide.
Multiple entries are welcome but please do ensure the correct entry fee is paid.
Please note that if you are entering both competitions – you cannot use the same title twice.
We prefer to receive your submissions by email. Send to firstname.lastname@example.org and write Heart-Warming Christmas Story competition in the subject line.
Results for this competition will be revealed and awarded prior to Christmas. Just imagine receiving £175 extra just in time for your own festive celebrations this year.
Click on the PayPal button to enter this competition for £3.50
Or, if you want to enter both the Heart-Warming Christmas Story and a Compelling Title competition – for £5.00 (save £1.50) click on the PayPal button below.