Future writers - Qatar Charity

Future writers

"Future writers" is a short-story writing program designed for school students, university students, and special needs, of both genders to develop their talents. The program focuses on developing stories that combine humanitarian perspectives and Qatari cultural heritage.

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Stages

1

Registration stage (2020/10/28 – 2020/11/15)

Schools : 26/1/2021 - 7/2/2021

University : 26/1/2021 - 7/2/2021


Registration via the below link
You will receive a confirmation message
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2

First stage: 23-26/11/2020

Schools : 14/02/2021 - 18/02/2021

University : 14/02/2021 - 18/02/2021


All participants will submit a one-paragraph short story
15 stories will be chosen from each group
Following stages will be conducted via Microsoft teams
The names of the finalists are announced on 07/03/2020

3

Training forum 11-12/12/2020

Schools : 15/03/2021 - 16/03/2021

University : 22/03/2020 - 23/03/2020


11-12/12/2020 The forum will offer two training workshops on the basics of short story writing
The qualified students will be contacted and the training schedule and a link to the workshop will be sent via e-mail.
Qualifying students from all academic levels will participate in the Future Writers Training Forum.
All training workshops must be attended. Students who do not attend will be excluded.

4

Submitting the final draft 18/ 12/ 2020

Schools : 25/4/2021

University : 25/4/2021


The final draft of the story should be submitted on time via the below link qloc@qcharity.org
The story cover should include the student’s name, grade and mobile number.
Stories handed after the deadline will not be considered.

5

Meeting the jury 22 -24 / 3/ 2021

Schools : 23,24,25/5/2021

University : 23,24,25/5/2021


Qualified participants will be contacted via email which will include a link with a date.
Attending the session is compulsory.
Those who are marked absent will be excluded.

6

Closing ceremony and announcing the winners

A closing ceremony will be held to announce the names of the winning students from all academic levels.
Partner organizations will be awarded in the ceremony as well.
The date of the ceremony will be announced via Qatar Charity's digital platforms and e-mail.

Conditions of participation

  1. The story should be written in classical Arabic.
  2. The story should not be translated or plagiarized
  3. The manuscript should be original i.e., it was not previously published or presented to any other competition.
  4. The stories should focus on themes related to human values and positive aspects of life.
  5. The story should be interesting and creative
  6. The manuscript should not be more than 1500 words for preparatory, secondary and university, and about 400 words for elementary school.
  7. Training workshops within the Future Writers Forum should be attended in addition to meeting the jury
  8. Agreeing to print the story and allocate its proceeds to humanitarian projects.
  9. The participant must own a computer, as participation will be through Microsoft Teams.

Submission criteria

  1. Topic
    • Should be in line with local customs and traditions
    • Topic and objective should be clear
  2. Story structure
    • Should be original and creative
    • Includes characters
    • Consider time and space aspects
    • Events should be consequential and escalating throughout the story
    • Should include a dilemma and a climax with unexpected events
  3. Title
    • Should be suitable for the story
    • Should be interesting
  4. Style
    • Creative ideas
    • Persuasive
  5. Language
    • Should be beautifully written
    • Text should be error-free with correct spelling and grammar, and punctuation

Contact Us

Qatar Charity

Lusail / Energy city

    ( 50014578 )   -   ( 44296386 )

      qloc@qcharity.org