Cooney Insurance Short Story Competition 2020
Online Entry Form

  • IMPORTANT: All entries must be received by 11.59pm Friday 31 January 2020. All entries must start with the words "It was 3am"
  • There are 2 ways to enter:
  • a/ Enter online by filling out the online form below; or
  • b/ Download the printable entry form on this website, and post to the address given in the Terms and Conditions.
  • * Fields in this online form marked with an asterix must be filled in
  • Personal Information

  • Short Story

  • Accepted file types: pdf, docx, doc.
    Please upload your short story in Microsoft Word or PDF format . Maximum file size allowed is 16Mb.
  • Full Terms and Conditions:

    1. Entry is open only to living, New Zealand permanent residents. (Winners will be asked to provide proof of residency.)
    2. Stories must be typed in English. Your story must start with the words “It was 3am”. Stories must be the author’s original work and must not have been published before or submitted for publication or entered into another competition. Please ensure that your name appears only on the entry form, not on the manuscript.
    3. Stories are to be fiction and maximum 1500 words. All manuscripts are to have double-line spacing.
    4. An entrant can submit more than one story but each story must be supplied individually with a completed entry form. The stories must be submitted by the author. Entries are to be received no later than 11.59pm Friday 31 January 2020. Manuscripts will not be returned to entrants. Entries can be submitted either: a/ with the online entry form; or b/ with a printed entry form and posted to Cooney Insurance Short Story Competition, c/- Cambridge Autumn Festival, PO Box 369, Cambridge 3450. The printed entry form can be downloaded from the www.cambridgeautumnfestival.co.nz website
    5. Employees and immediate family of Cooney Insurance, Cambridge News and the Cambridge Autumn Festival organisers are ineligible to enter.
    6. Entrants may be contacted by the competition sponsor, Cooney Insurance.
    7. The three winners will be contacted by phone. The winning entries will be announced at the Cambridge Autumn Festival, on the Cambridge Autumn Festival website and in other Cambridge Autumn Festival promotional material.
    8. Cambridge News has the right to publish the 3 winning stories without compensation. Cambridge Autumn Festival has the right to publish the 3 winning stories on the www.cambridgeautumnfestival.co.nz website without compensation. Stories remain the property of the entrant.
    9. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Judging comments on individual stories will not be provided. However, after the winners have been announced, the shortlisted entrants will be advised that they were in the judges’ shortlist (approx. 10 stories).
    10. By entering the competition, entrants agree to the competition’s terms and conditions.
  • ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS AND CONDITIONS: *