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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 hello@woodlandstarkenya.com

Deadline: Friday, 3 July 2020 –> extended to Friday, 10 July 2020!

Prize: Your own storybook – printed and illustrated – sent to you!

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Introduction

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.

2. Conditions

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

  1. Demonstration of the “essence of the problem”
  2. Story requirements:
    1. A creature or thing who needs or wants wings or the ability to fly
    2. An explanation of the creature’s personal problem or weakness
    3. A world catastrophe of epic proportions
    4. How the main character (the creature) overcomes a personal problem or weakness to earn its wings or the ability to fly
    5. How the creature’s community or the world community experiences positive change from the transformation of the main character.
  3. Story elements:
    1. Setting and other characters
    2. Problem/resolution
    3. Beginning, middle and end

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