After weeks of excitement, the finalists of the annual Citi FM Write-Away Contest will be unveiled and honored at a grand event on Saturday September 5 at the plush Coconut Grove Regency Hotel, Accra.
Thousands of school children aged between ten (10) and fourteen (14) years submitted entries for the year’s contest. The entries were their own short stories, with their own unique characters, which ended with the idiom a bird in hand is worth two in the bush.
Twenty (20) entries were selected after which an interview session with the examiners was conducted to select the top ten (10) winners, from which the overall winner will be announced on Saturday.
The Write-Away Contest is Ghana’s number literary competition for amateur writers. Over the years, enterprising young writers have thrilled audiences with their well research and written entries, and have been awarded accordingly.
This year’s winner takes home five thousand (5000) cedis, the first runner-up and the third runner-up will each receive three thousand (3000) and one thousand (1000) cedis respectively. There will also be special awards for deserving writers.
The Write-Away Contest is sponsored by Standard Chartered Bank and Indomie Instant Noodles. The contest is supported by Finlite and the Volta River Authority (VRA) and powered by 97.3 Citi FM.