ACE Children's End of Year Story Writing Competition 2021 opens for entries

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ACE Children's End of Year Story Writing Competition 2021 opens for entries
ACE Children's End of Year Story Writing Competition 2021 opens for entries

PlayHows Multimedia and Hospitality Services (PMHS) is inviting entries for the 2021 ACE Children's End of Year Story Writing Competition.

The competition is inspired by the desire for Ghanaian stories by Ghanaian children, so they own their own voices early in childhood.

The competition invites pupils from ages 10 to 15 to participate in building a reference library of Ghanaian stories.

The closing date for entries is December 31, 2021.

How to enter;

1) Register on EDUKIT using https://edukit.kodeit.app/student_register.asp,after registering you will receive EDUKIT ID.

2) Please use EDUKIT ID received as subject when submitting your story to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For more information, please visit the competition website on https://www.playhows.vip/

If you have any queries, please contact:

The Competition Secretary,
P.O. Box CT5127
Cantonments
Accra.
Tel: 0243 873 915
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

It was first launched in November 2020 as "The ACE Annual Children’s Christmas Story Writing Competition"

By popular request to make the competition more inclusive it has been rebranded The ACE Children’s End of Year Story Writing Competition.

The objective of the competition is to unearth and cultivate the writing talent of Ghanaian children.

Children are invited to write and submit an original, creative, and fun short telling of events in the year that impacted them and why.

Winning prizes are one HP laptop each donated by the Patron, Prof. Frederick Ato Armah for the first three winners including cash prizes in the following categories;

• Gold - 1000.00 ghs

• Silver - 700.00 ghs

• Bronze - 500.00 ghs

Two special prizes, The Frederick Ato Armah Special Prize for Outstanding Imagination and the Ahuntahunu Special Prize for best research take home food hampers and books.

Entries are required to focus on the theme “Highlight of my Year”. Entry stories should be not less than eight hundred (800) words and not more than one thousand (1000).

Judges for the competition are drawn from education, creative, media and traditional sectors, all competent and experienced professionals.

Panel of Judges;

1. Nana Kwasi Gyan-Apenteng - Communicatios Consultant

2. Mr Kwadjo Barwuah - IT Professional / KodeIT

3. Akofa Edjeani - Creative (WIFT Gh)

4. DC Kwakye - GBC, Cape Coast

5. Prof David Oscar Yawsom - University of West Indies, Barbados

6. Prof De-Valera Botchway - University of Barbados.

7. Baaba Lindsay - Bablin Institute/ Creative & Educator

8. Joyce Asiedu - Educator/ Creative

9. Lawrence Sarpong - Educator/NTC

10. Joan Addo (Retired Educator)

The 2021 winning entries will be published on the PMHS website, and the story placed first will also appear in print in Junior Graphic.

The 2020 Winning entries “Santa Fufu”,” Hello, Hello Santa”, “Christmas in Ghana” and “A Selfless Christmas” will also be published in Junior Graphic and Graphic Online.