Submit your entries for the 'Young Post' Chinese New Year short story competition!

  • There's only one spot open for our published anthology - will you be the one who gets it?
  • This year's theme is 'How that scar got there'
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Welcome to our Chinese New Year holiday writing competition! We have only ONE slot open for a writer to be published in our annual anthology. Will it be you?

This competition’s inspiration is:
How that scar got there

What you need to do/know:

  • Write a story that is about 2,500 words long (It will be edited before publication.)
  • The story must be all your own work
  • On the first page, write your full name, age, school and phone number and address
  • Attach a high res jpg photo of yourself (at least 1MB or more)
  • Send it to [email protected] with “How that scar got there” in the subject line 
  • The closing date for entries is 11.59pm on February 7, but you are welcome to submit earlier.

Term & Conditions

  • The contest is only open to anyone aged between 11 and 19.
  • The staff of South China Morning Post and their families may not enter the competition.
  • There are no limits to the number of entries one writer can send.
  • Contestants retain copyright of their submitted entries. However, by entering this competition, contestants grant South China Morning Post Publishers’ Limited the rights to edit, publish and use each entry in any and all media platforms, including in print and online
  • The judges’ decision is final.