Do you desire to give a voice to the thousands of missing people in the world? Then enter for the 2012 Red Cross-organized creative writing competition.
Each year (30 August), The International Day of the Disappeared is marked for the commemoration of people who have gone missing in wars and in situations of armed conflicts. On this day, thousands of families who still wonder about the whereabouts of their loved ones are remembered. Oragnisations such as the Red Cross, who are dedicated to restoring contact between separated family members, are also recognized.
The guidelines are simple:
The theme of the message must focus on ‘missing’.
Entries should be original, previously unpublished and not already accepted for publishing.
All entries – whether stories, poems or personal accounts – should be no more than 500 words.
There are two categories:
2. Young (aged 18 or below on 30 August 2012).
Deadline for submission is 30 June 2012.
The winning entries in each category will receive a £100 Amazon gift voucher.
Two runners-up in each category will receive a £50 Amazon gift voucher.
The name and address of the entrant should be clearly listed separately from the entry.
Note that entries that contain references to political or military information (insults or threats to actual people; discriminatory or abusive language) will be disqualified.
The winning entry will be announced on 30th August, 2011.