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Rules of Entry


Entries can be on any subject in any style or form but must incorporate the theme of "Ghanaian dreams in motion".


Please check that you are submitting the correct version of your work before uploading as mistakes cannot be rectified later.


There are no entry fees


Deadline date for submission is May 23rd, 2022 by 12 midnight (GMT). 

Entries submitted after the deadline will be immediately disqualified. 


Titles are not to be included in word count

Do not add cover or title pages


Font type & size: Times New Roman, 12pt


Double line spaced


Number the pages in the centre at the bottom of the page


Save the file as a Microsoft Word document – .doc or .docx. Maximum allowed file size is 2Mb


The file name should be the title of the story only, typed exactly the same as in the document


Do not include your name in the file title or it will be disqualified


For untitled pieces, save the document with the first line of the story/poem instead


The Panel’s decision is final and no individual correspondence can be entered into. 


Judges are unable to comment on individual entries. 


Judging is fair and unbiased. 

Submissions will be judged on the following criteria:

                       - Originality

                       - Plot

                       - Characterisation

                       - Structure

                       - Language

                       - Message

                       - Relevance


Participants retain all rights to their entries, but taking part in the competition implies accepting that the organising body retains unlimited, non-exclusive rights to reproduction without further compensation.


The winning essays and any other essay submitted for the competition may be published by the organising body as it deems fit.


The organising body reserves the right, at its sole and absolute discretion, to use names and information about participants without obtaining further consent from the participant or providing any payment whatsoever to the participant for any commercial or non-commercial endeavours, publicity, advertising, trade or promotion in perpetuity.

The organising body reserves the right to modify the format and content of submissions for publication purposes.

Results & Awards

Winners and the top 9 highly commended entrants per category will be notified by email and/or phone call 

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted

Results will be posted on the website 

Winners should be ready and willing to engage with the media after results have been posted.

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