Friday, April 3, 2009

New Deadline for Gig Book Storywriting Contest

New deadline: May 31, 2009

The Gig Book Storywriting Contest has extended the deadline for submission of entries to May 31, 2009. The contest is open to anyone age 17 years or older. Entries must be stories written in English and intended for children age 6 to 12 years. The theme must be something that seafarers' families - especially children - can identify with. The story must, in the judges' opinion, resonate well with children whose fathers are mostly away at sea, and preferrably promote positive human values (e.g. love, respect, honesty, compassion, care, humility, responsibility, understanding, strength, courage, resilience, etc.). The word count must be 1,000 words or less, and the plot and sequence must be capable of sustaining a 24-page illustrated book.

For the complete Official Contest Rules, go to To get a pdf, or for further inquiries, email

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