Here are the details from the web site:
About the competition
The Commonwealth Short Story Competition is an annual scheme to promote new creative writing. It was established in 1996. It is funded by the Commonwealth Foundation and the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association, who work together to administer the scheme.The scheme exists to increase understanding and appreciation of Commonwealth cultures and to promote rising literary talents.
Each year 26 winning and highly commended stories from the different regions of the Commonwealth are recorded on to CDs and broadcast on radio stations across the Commonwealth. The winner receives a prize of £2,000 and there are regional prizes of £500.How to enterAnyone who is a citizen of a Commonwealth country can enter, whether a professional or amateur writer.
If you have a story you think would interest others, send it by email to the Commonwealth Foundation by 11 May 2009.Your story should be no more than 600 words long – just under five minutes’ length when broadcast. It can be on any topic, but it must be original, unpublished and written in English. There is no entry fee.
An entry form and more information will be available from the Commonwealth Foundation’s website - www.commonwealthfoundation.com – by 1 December 2008.
The Commonwealth Short Story Competition is part of the Culture Programme of the Commonwealth Foundation, along with other schemes such as the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and Commonwealth Connections arts residency scheme. The Commonwealth Foundation is an intergovernmental organisation supporting the work of charities, not for profit and non-governmental organisations, culture practitioners and other parts of civil society in the areas of human development, culture, communities and livelihoods and governance and democracy. The Foundation is supported by Commonwealth governments, and raises additional funds from institutions, corporate donors and individuals to support its growing work programme.
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