Young Post's 2012 Summer Story competition is here again and with it your chance to let your imagination run free. Whether it is a great adventure, a strange encounter or a mystical journey - start writing it.
This year's theme is: 'I should've listened to my friend.' Remember, you don't have to limit your storyline to summer holidays, or even to the summer. Your work must be between 1,800 and 2,000 words, and set in Hong Kong.
Every Saturday from July to August, fiction by eight finalists will be chosen by our judge. The stories will be published with illustrations by our artists. All finalists will receive a certificate from Young Post.
The best three entries will share HK$3,000 worth of Dymocks vouchers. The overall winner will be interviewed by Young Post and featured on our cover.
Send your original, captivating entries to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 22 with 'Summer Fiction' in the subject field. Include your name, age, school, phone number and a Jpeg headshot of yourself, which will be published with your story if it is selected.
This contest is not open to South China Morning Post staff or their families.