Let the heat fire your imagination

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 29 May, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 29 May, 2011, 12:00am


The trumpet fanfare, the shower of confetti, the excited throng can all mean only one thing: no, not another royal wedding, but the launch of Young Post's 2011 Summer Story competition!

Every Saturday throughout the holidays, fiction by nine finalists chosen by our judges will be published alongside illustrations created by our talented artists. Finalists will also receive a certificate from Young Post. The winners will share HK$3,000 worth of Dymocks vouchers. The overall winner's story will also feature on our cover.

The theme for this summer's competition is: 'But you don't know who they really are.' You can interpret this line however you like, and you don't have to limit your subject matter to summer holidays or even summer. Stories must be set in Hong Kong and be between 1,800 and 2,000 words.

E-mail your entries to yp_summer@scmp.com by June 17, with 'S Fiction' in the subject field. Include your name, age, school, phone number and a jpeg headshot of yourself.

The judges' decision will be final. This competition is not open to SCMP staff members or their families.