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Short story competition opens for entries

Gibraltar’s budding authors were invited yesterday to submit their work to this year’s edition of the Gibraltar Spring Festival short story competition.

And in a change following this newspaper digital revamp last year, the Gibraltar Chronicle will offer two free 12-month digital subscriptions to the adult winners of the short story competition as part of their prizes.

The competition, which is organised by Gibraltar Cultural Services in conjunction with the Chronicle and the Department of Education, is open to Gibraltarians and residents of Gibraltar who may submit one piece of work, in any subject.

There will be six categories: A. School Years 4 to 5 (250 - 350 words) B. School Year 6 to 7 (250 - 350 words) C. School Years 8 to 10 (450 - 550 words) D. School Years 11 to 13 (500 - 1000 words) E. Adults (must not exceed 1000 words) F. Best story in Spanish Language (must not exceed 1000 words)

The winning entries will be printed in the Gibraltar Chronicle. The overall winner will receive the Ministry of Culture prize of £1,000 and a trophy.

Additionally, the winner in each category will receive a voucher and a pen which will be donated by the Chronicle, plus a trophy from the Ministry of Culture.

The winners in the Adults and Best Story in Spanish language categories will receive a one-year online digital subscription to the Gibraltar Chronicle.

Entry forms and full conditions are available from: Schools and the Gibraltar College , the Department of Education, 23 Queensway, Gibraltar Cultural Services, 308 Main Street and online on

Works may be handed in at Gibraltar Cultural Services, John Mackintosh Hall, 308 Main Street between 9am to 4.30pm, and Monday to Friday.

The closing date for receipt of entries is Tuesday March 10, 2020.

For any inquiries please contact the Events Department, Gibraltar Cultural Services, 308 Main Street, Gibraltar, or Tel: 200 67236 or e-mail: