Please find more information and submission forms below.
You can submit your short story in one of two categories:
You are free to choose the form of your text.
Write a short essay, a commentary or a news story. Your text must be based only on true facts
- The text must be written in English or Burmese and submitted as Word document, PDF or Email, in Burmese using one of these fonts: Zaw Gyi, Myanmar, or WinBurmese.
- The text must not have already been published elsewhere.
- The length of the text may not exceed 4 pages with font size 12 and double line spacing.
- The text has been entirely produced by the author.
- A text can only be submitted by its author.
- Authors must be citizens of Myanmar.
- Every author may submit only one piece.
- The author agrees that we use his/her work with his/her name or pen name without further financial compensation.
- The text may not incite hate, violence, or racism.
The jury will select one winner for each category.
One winner for each category will be chosen by the audience, based on a preselection made by the jury. The audience will vote on the website www.ecoburma.com/contest. Voting will continue and finish at the Wathann Film Fest.
Members of the jury are:
- U Win Nyein – editor in chief (Rays of Light Weekly Journal)
- Daw Mya Thida – linguist
- U Tha Noe – writer and translator
- The content corresponds to the given topic and submission was timely and in the proper form.
- The text is outstanding in terms of presentation of the content.
- The text deals with the given topic in an innovative way, manages to highlight aspects that are usually overlooked and offers alternative points of view.
- The work reflects specific situations that have arisen in recent months.
We encourage the writing of texts that deal with social aspects, show solidarity with people who usually do not get much public attention, and promote the idea of humanity.
Jury Award: 150 Euro for each category.
Audience Award: 100 Euro for each category.
The organizers reserve the right to split the prize between multiple winners or not to award a prize in a category where no text has been able to qualify. Prizes will be personally delivered at the Wathann Film Fest.
All decisions are final and not subject to legal appeal.
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