Enter our 100-Word-Story Competition 2022

Reader's Digest Editors 17 January 2022

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Reader’s Digest, we’re relaunching our much-loved 100-Word-Story Competition with prizes of up to £1,000 to be won

***NOW CLOSED FOR ADULT ENTRIES*** 

Our 100-Word-Story Competition is your chance to show the world your story-telling talents. There are three categories—one for adults and two for schools: one for children aged 12–18 and one for children under 12. Your stories should be original, unpublished, and exactly 100 words—not a single word shorter or longer! Entries are now open. Multiple entries are allowed per person. We are unfortunately only able to consider UK based entries.

The editorial team will pick a shortlist of three in each category and post them online on 1st June 2022. You can vote for your favourite, and the one with the most votes will scoop the top prize. Voting will close on 30th June 2022 and winners will be published in our September issue. 

DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES NOW EXTENDED FOR CHILDREN'S CATEGORIES—ENTER BY MAY 20, 2022

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100-Word-Story Competition rules:

Please ensure that submissions are original, not previously published and exactly 100 words long (not including title). Don’t forget to include your full name, address, email and phone number when filling in the form. We may use entries in all print and electronic media.

There are three categories—one for adults and two categories for schools: one for children aged 12–18 and one for children under 12.

In the adults category, the winner will receive £1,000 and a Serious Readers High Definition Floor or Table Light (value up to £399.99) and one runner-up will receive £250.

In the 12–18s category, the winner will receive a £200 book voucher or an 8GB Kindle Paperwhite and a £100 book voucher for their school, and the runner-up will receive a £100 books voucher. 

In the under 12 category, the winner will receive £100 of book vouchers or an  8GB Kindle Paperwhite  and £100 of book vouchers for their school, and the runner-up will receive a £50 books voucher.

Please submit your stories online by 5pm on 1st May 2022, or send an entry via post addressed to:
Reader’s Digest
100 Word Story Competition
Warners Group Publications
West Street
Bourne
PE10 9PH

Allow more time for postal entries to arrive by 1st May 2022, and ensure you include your full name and address, as well as clearly state the category you are entering.

The editorial team will pick a shortlist of entries, and the three best stories in each category will be posted online at readersdigest.co.uk on 1st June 2022. 

You can vote for your favourite, and the one with the most votes wins the top prize. Voting will close at 5pm on 30th June 2022 and the winning entries will be published in our September issue. 

DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES NOW EXTENDED FOR CHILDREN'S CATEGORIES—ENTER BY MAY 20, 2022

 

Need some help with writing your story? Check out our handy guide! 

Complete the entry form below to enter.

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