JUST Story Writing Competition

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Saturday, 18 April 2015

JKR 1258, Jalan Telok Off Jalan Gasing, 46000, Petaling Jaya

About the Competition
This Competition is a writing contest that seeks to inspire a sense of justice in the young all over the world. We want to provide a strong and positive platform whereby children can creatively express their beliefs about justice. Our goal is to encourage active and assertive social participation of young people which will contribute positively to their growth as wholesome human beings. This competition should be entered in a spirit of goodwill with the sole intention of providing these young persons a legitimate space to voice their thoughts and opinions on the meaning of justice. JUST is looking for a fictional short story (no more than 600 words in length). The theme for the story is “Write for a Just World”.

The Prizes
First Place wins USD $100
Second Place wins $ USD75
Third Place wins $ USD50

Competition Guidelines

The age of contestants must between 13 to 17 years at the time of entry
Entries must be submitted in English
All writing must be the work of the submitting contestant.
Entries should be typed on the form attached.
All online entries will receive an email notification of receipt if a correct email address is provided
Postal entries will be acknowledged if a stamped,self-addressed envelope is included in the entry
Competition entries cannot be returned so please send copies only
Winners will be announced on the JUST website and social media channels.

Submission deadline: 18th April 2015, 5.00pm

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JUST Story Writing Competition Report
 
The JUST Story Writing Competition 2015 was a writing contest that sought  to inspire a sense of justice in young persons all over the world.  
 
The theme of the story writing competition was “Write for a Just World” where interested participants were asked to write a fictional short story (no more than 600 words in length). 
 
The competition was open to any participants between the ages of 13-17 years old, with submission deadline for the essay entries being set on the 18th April 2015.
 
The goal of the competition was to encourage and foster a spirit of goodwill while providing a legitimate space to freely voice the thoughts and opinions on what justice means to these young persons.
 
The two most notable entries were from M. Hanif Abdurrahim Ar-Rafai and Hafidz Amarullah. The titles of their respective essays were Justice is always right and Justice taught by grandma.
 
As a recognition of their creative and deeply insightful essays, the two were invited to the office of the International Movement for a Just World (JUST) for tea where they met with the President of the organization, Dr Chandra Muzaffar and were presented selected JUST publications.
 
Their essays will be shared on the JUST Website.
 
 
 
 
Hassanal Noor Rashid
JUST Program Coordinator