CAMBRIDGE AUTUMN FESTIVAL
2024 SHORT STORY COMPETITION
IS NOW OPEN!
The Cambridge Autumn Festival Short Story Competition 2024 is now open, sponsored by our amazing sponsor Cooney Insurance, Maurice Trapp Group.
There are great prizes to be won
First prize is $1000, second prize $500 and third prize $250.
This year, the story theme is “The Dilemma”.
Feel free to interpret the theme in whatever way you wish, but your story has to be a work of fiction. We know the hard work that goes into each and every story, and we can’t wait to see the entries.
ENTER AS MANY TIMES AS YOU LIKE!
Entries close 5.00pm 31 January 2024 and entrants can submit multiple entries.
Word limit is 1500 words. It’s open to all ages and is free to enter.
We accept online or printed entries:
Here is the time line for the competition:
Entries close 5.00pm Wednesday 31 January 2024 and then the judging will begin.
Winners will be notified on or before 7 March 2024.
Winners will be awarded in Cambridge Thursday 14 March 2024.
The announcement of winners will be emailed to all entrants shortly after 14 March, and the entrants who were shortlisted (approx. 10 entrants) will be advised at that time.
The competition is open to NZ permanent residents (sorry to our overseas friends who want to enter, we love that you want to enter, but this one’s only for NZers).