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The Unuhi Story Writing Competition 2020

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Competition Deadline: 30th June 2020

Your chance of being published in 20 languages and winning £100!

Are you a budding children’s author or would you just like to have a go at writing? Then our writing competition might be for you!

About us

is a bilingual books app for children. Launched in late 2018, the app offers short stories and flashcards for children aged 3 to 8+ years. Twenty languages are supported. The app displays any two of these on screen at the same time in a child-friendly bilingual eBook format. Native audio narration is currently available in English, Spanish, French and German.

The competition

At Unuhi we love original content and we are always looking for a new story to add to the app for the world to enjoy. We are inviting parents or any other adults worldwide to enter our story writing competition. The winner will receive £100.

The winning story will be:

  • translated into 20 languages
  • professionally illustrated by children’s book author and illustrator Clive Goddard, and
  • published on the Unuhi app for the world to read!

What should the story be about?

The main character should be a teenager or adult, but the rest of the story is up to you! We love stories about multiculturalism, friendships and civil courage, humorous stories, adventure stories (perhaps you always wanted to write about a ‘superhero grandparent’?)…the list goes on. It’s your choice! The only thing we would like you to avoid are stories that are too scary or in other ways unsuitable for 3-8 year olds.

How to enter

The competition is open to adults aged 18 and over. Entries are accepted from anywhere in the world, but the story will have to be written in English. You do not have to be a user of Unuhi to take part, though you may find it helpful to check the typical format of our books before starting to write. You may want to download our free book (‘Rikki’s Week of Weather’) on iOS and Android to do this.

One entry per adult only. The story must be 15 pages long, with a maximum of 15 words per page in English.

Entries will be reviewed by the Unuhi team and Clive Goddard, who will select the winning story based on creativity, plot, originality, enjoyment and how well the story lends itself to illustration and translation.

The competition is open until 30th June 2020. The winner will be notified by mid-July 2020. Please do not submit any illustrations. Please email your story to info@unuhi.com.

Terms and Conditions

All stories will be read by Unuhi and judged by our panel. A cash prize of £100 will be given to the winning story.

Unuhi will contact the winner and confirm permission for their name to be credited in a press release to media, including social media, and credited in the published book on the Unuhi app.

The story must not infringe the rights of any third party. Unuhi Ltd accepts no responsibility if entrants breach these Terms and Conditions. Entrants agree to indemnify Unuhi Ltd against any claim by any third party from any breach of these Terms and Conditions.

The story must be an original piece of fiction and not an account of real events, past or present. However, stories can take place in periods of history or use real life experiences as inspiration.

Entry ends on 30th June 2020, 11.55 pm (BST). Any stories received after the deadline cannot be accepted.

Entries must be suitable reading for children aged 3-8+. Stories submitted must not contain any material unsuitable for children, including any obscene or offensive language in any language.

Entrants retain copyright of their submitted story but grant Unuhi Ltd a perpetual exclusive royalty-free licence to publish or broadcast (across all media) the work in full or in part.

Unuhi reserves the right to edit, adapt or translate the entry and retain copyright of the translated versions of the story in any language except the language the story was originally written in.

The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into in this regard.

Unuhi reserves the right to disqualify any entry that breaches any of these Terms and Conditions.

Unuhi reserves the right to amend these Terms and Conditions or cancel the competition at any stage.

Unuhi cannot accept any responsibility for any technical failure which may result in an entry being lost. Proof of sending is not proof of receipt.

Entry to the competition is free to enter and no purchase is necessary.

Unuhi will keep the authors’ name, address and/or email address on our system so that we can provide updates about the competition. We may keep this data for up to three years and we may contact authors about a future competition. Our data is stored on Google’s Firebase servers. However, it should be noted that no method of storing or transmitting data electronically can completely eliminate the possibility of a security breach.

These Terms and Conditions are governed by the laws of England and Wales. Unuhi will not share personal data with any third parties.

Copyright www.unuhi.com 2020.

For any queries please email mark@unuhi.com.

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