Once Upon a Wing – A Global Story Competition
What’s is all about: Create a story about a creature who earns the ability to fly by overcoming a personal weakness in the midst of a world catastrophe (like COVID-19)! This transformation brings about positive change for the creature’s community or even solves a problem for the world.
Ages: 6 – 116
Length: 800-1000 words
Submit to: Via plain text document to firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: Friday, 3 July 2020 –> extended to Friday, 10 July 2020!
Prize: Your own storybook – printed and illustrated – sent to you!
Below is a brief synopsis – please make sure to look at the full competition details here.
Once Upon a Wing is a global story competition sponsored by Woodland Star International School Kenya. Everyone from ages 6-116 is invited to participate! The focus is on the following three things, which we believe can make the world a better place:
1. Creativity … will help us look at the world, each other, and problems to see more possibilities and connections.
2. Problem-solving … will help us solve the problems that we have in new and different ways that will change the world for the better.
3. Stories … can bring a new perspective, bring us together, and makes us a stronger world community.
1. The Problem
Your story-writing problem is to create and write a story about a creature who earns wings or the ability to fly by overcoming a personal problem or weakness in the midst of a world catastrophe. This transformation brings about positive change for the creature’s community or even solves a problem for the world!
This is the essence of the problem.
The word limit for the story is 800 to 1,000 words.
The story must be an original one; plagiarism will result in immediate disqualification.
3. Limitations & Guidelines
- Demonstration of the “essence of the problem”
- Story requirements:
- A creature or thing who needs or wants wings or the ability to fly
- An explanation of the creature’s personal problem or weakness
- A world catastrophe of epic proportions
- How the main character (the creature) overcomes a personal problem or weakness to earn its wings or the ability to fly
- How the creature’s community or the world community experiences positive change from the transformation of the main character.
- Story elements:
- Setting and other characters
- Beginning, middle and end