Flash Fiction

Frightful Flash Fiction Competition
Creative Ardagh are delighted to present a Frightful Flash Fiction Competition in association with this year's Ardagh Fright Fest.

Get your creative juices flowing and send us in your scariest, spookiest or most twisted tales.
All genres welcome: gothic, fantasy, mythology, sci-fi, reality etc. The only rule is that you stick to a maximum of 300 words.

The awards ceremony will take place on Saturday 5th November. Adults and Teens awards at 1pm following the Author Panel discussion (11am) while children's awards are at 4pm following The Nightmare Club Storytime with Maggi McKenna (2pm).
Award winners will be notifoed in advance.

Entry fees: Adults €5 or €10 for three entries
12-18: €4 or €8 for three entries
Under 12 €2 or €4 for three entries.
Maximum words: 300


Entries
Spooktacular Prize details:
Adult
  • The winner of the adult section will receive the following:
  • Cash Prize of €100
  • A quiet writing space during all opening hours for a whole year at Ardagh Heritage and Creativity Centre worth over €1300
  • Online publication as below.
Teen
  • The winner of the Teen section will receive the following:
  • Cash Prize of €50
  • 3 week residency during summer 2017 worth €225
  • Online publication as below.
Children 5 - 7
  • The winner of the child section ages 5 to 7 will receive the following:
  • A free Summer Camp space for summer 2017 worth €75
  • Craft bucket worth €10
  • Online publication as below.
Children 8 - 12
  • The winner of the child section ages 8 to 12 will receive the following:
  • A free Summer Camp space for summer 2017 worth €75
  • Craft bucket worth €10
  • Online publication as below.
All winning stories will be published online here on ardaghfrightfest.blogspot.ie and http://www.virtualwriter.ie

In addition to these prizes the Longford Leader have kindly agreed to publish a story from each category randomly selected from the Longford entries the week before Ardagh Fright Fest!!! #LongfordLeader and we will be publishing a small booklet with a large selection of the entries this time next year!

Send entries by email to: creativeardagh@gmail.com or by post to Ardagh Heritage and Creativity Centre, Ardagh, Co. Longford to reach us not later than
5pm on Monday 24th October
Incude your name, address and contact details on a separate sheet.
Fees can be paid online here or by cheque/money order made out to Ardagh Heritage and Creativity Centre.

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