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Let’s Write! 2018

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Let’s Write! – NEW STORY SUBMISSION DATE: 13th April
Dear young writers! Here is good news to all children who started to write their stories but did not manage to upload it or were hesitating to even start writing… we have decided to extend the contest period till Friday 13th April. (mostly due to longer Easter holiday).
If you did not participate and would like to give it a shot or you just did not manage to finish your story here is your 2nd chance!! Just do it! You have one more week. Good luck!!

All entries (stories) has to be uploaded to Class Acts by 13th April. UPLOAD YOUR STORY. All stories should be written on pc; if  your story is hand written please scan it. Upload format: pdf. For more information about how it works and rules go letswrite.cz.

This year we celebrate 100 years of Czech and Slovak history. Here are the 2018 themes. Write a short story based on one of these suggestions.

Themes:

No 1:

You find an old photograph at your grandmother’s cottage. Suddenly the room starts to disappear and you find yourself in the photograph. It’s the year 1918. Write a short story about what happens next.

No 2:

It’s an early August morning in 1968. You’ve been awakened by a loud rumbling outside your house. You go to the window and see tanks rolling down the street. Write a story about what happens next.

No 3:

Czechoslovakia was founded in 1918. Imagine you were in the room with Masaryk, Beneš and Štefánik and part of the discussions about what the new country should be like. Write a short story about the experience.

No 4:

You look down at your grandfather’s old watch and suddenly, the hands start to turn wildly. You find yourself transported to a key moment in Czech history. Write a story about what happens.

No 5:

Write a short story starting with ‘On my 100th birthday…’

No 6:

Imagine Masaryk and his wife travel in time to the modern-day Czech Republic. As they walk the streets of Prague, what would they think? Write a short story about their experience, feelings and observations of contemporary Czech life.

No 7:

Write a short story starting with ‘I woke up, looked at the calendar and realized I’d been sleeping for 100 years’s.

All entries must be uploaded to Class Acts by 13th April. UPLOAD YOUR STORY.

All stories should be written on pc; if  your story is hand written please scan it. Upload format: pdf.

Who can participate: all children aged 6 – 16+  years old

Age categories and No of words in the story:

Age group

Child’s Age

No of Words

in the Story

1 6 – 7 years old 200 – 500
2 8 – 9 years old 750 – 1000
3 10 – 11 years old 750 – 1 000
4 12 – 13 years old 1 000 – 1 200
5 14 – 15 years old 1 200 – 1 500
6 16+ years old 1 500+

How to participate in contest: Individual children

  1. Sign up: Children should register. This is to give us an idea how many entries we should expect. Should you decide later on you do not want to participate in the contest – not to worry! Just don’t send us your story 🙂 You can sign up any time from 1st January till 2nd April 2018. This contest is free of charge.
  2. Children should write the story themselves.
  3. Story format: all stories should be written on pc. Hand written stories must be scanned and saved as pdf. Upload format: pdf.
  4. All entries must be submitted at letswrite.czOnly submitted stories through this website will be entered into contest!
  5. When submitting your story you will be asked to fill in the details, e.g. name, age, school, contact.
  6. Stories will be published. By submitting your story you agree your story to be published by Class Acts z.s.

How to: Schools

  1. School coordinator: Tereza Dubsky, tereza@classacts.cz, t: 602 971 478
  2. Each school can submit maximum of three entries per age category. We ask the school to choose the best stories in each category (3 per age category)
  3. Children should write the story themselves
  4. Story format: all stories should be written on pc and saved as pdf. Hand written stories must be scanned and saved as pdf. Upload format: pdf
  5. All entries must be submitted at letswrite.czOnly submitted stories through this website will be entered into contest! Upload feature will be ready for you from mid February.
  6. When submitting your story you will be asked to fill in the details, e.g. name, age, school, contact.
  7. Stories will be published. By submitting your story you agree your story to be published by Class Act z.s.

Results

  • Stories will be read by judges who will announce winners of each age category
  • Winning stories will be published on CA website and presented at Let’s Write party in Autumn 2018 (date to be confirmed)
  • All authors will receive a certificate.
  • Best stories will be rewarded with prizes.

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What is Let’s Write!

Creative writing competition is here to support children’s creativity, fantasy as well as English writing and language skills. Children are divided into 6 age groups. Each child should write a short story in English (please see below minimum number of words for each category) on given topic and submit it to Class Acts at letswrite.cz website. Children should write the stories themselves. All entries (stories) will be read by Class Acts judges.

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