Qatar National Library

Children’s Writing Challenge: Qatar Before You Were Born

For this writing challenge, children ages 9 to 12 can write a story of 300 to 500 words on the theme "Qatar in a time before you were born." It can be fact or fiction, but stories must be set in Qatar and should include some or all of these elements: imaginative ideas, memorable characters and an exciting plot. 

We will select three stories to be shared on the Library’s social media channels!

Enter your story by sending it to writingstation@qnl.qa before 21 December 2020. Children with special needs may participate by including the phrase “special challenge” in the submission.

Challenge Terms:

  • We will accept the first 100 entries, and the priority is for the first 50 participants in each language who submit their work before the closing date.
  • The child must write his/her name, age and hobbies along with the submission.
  • The story can be fact or fiction, but it must be set in Qatar.
  • The word count is between 300 and 500 words.
  • The submitted story should be written in a Word document.
  • who submit their work before the closing date.
  • The competition is open to children ages 9 to 12.
  • The writing pieces should be sent to writingstation@qnl.qa

Terms for the Special Challenge:

Children with special needs can participate in this challenge under the following terms:

  • There will be 30 total participants.
  • Write the child's name, age and school stage, and add the phrase "special challenge" to the child’s information so it will be evaluated separately.
  •  Participants can draw the story’s events without being restricted by a word count so that the drawing is inspired by the child's imagination and commensurate with the visual prompt.
  • The story must be drawn on unlined A4 paper and not exceed two pages.
  • Send a clear scan of the child's work to writingstation@qnl.qa
  • Entries must be submitted before the closing date of the challenge.

Challenge Timeline:

  • Challenge starts on 10 December 2020. 
  • Submissions will be accepted starting on 15 December.
  • The deadline is 21 December.
  • Beginning 12 January, we will announce the top three writers on the Library's social media channels and feature their stories with their bios. For special needs challenge, the top 3 winners will be announced and their drawings will be also featured on social media.

The winners will be featured on Instagram @QNL_children.

Date: 10 – 21 December 2020

Language: Arabic and English 

Target Audience: Children ages 9 – 12

Event time

Starts:
10.12.2020 07:30 AM
Ends:
21.12.2020 08:30 PM

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Event location

Online via Instagram Live (QNL_children)

Organizer

Qatar National Library