This prestigious, annual competition is open to anyone who is a citizen of a Commonwealth country, whether an amateur or professional writer. There is no restriction on theme, but the stories must be new, original, and of no longer than six hundred words (around four and a half minutes when read aloud).
Five regional winners are chosen, for Africa, Asia, Caribbean and Canada, Europe and the Pacific, of which one is then selected as the overall winner.
The overall winner of the competition receives £2,000, regional winners £500 and each highly commended author £100.
Please note there is no entry form or fee for this competition. Full guidelines.