Commonwealth Day Short Story Competition 2017


24th January 2017









The Ministry of Culture, in conjunction with Gibraltar Cultural Services, The Department of Education and with the support of the Gibraltar Chronicle, will hold a Short Story Competition to commemorate Commonwealth Day.


The competition is open to both Gibraltarians and residents of Gibraltar who may submit one piece of work. The theme for the competition is ‘A Peace-Building Commonwealth’ or any subject related to the Commonwealth. .


There will be three categories as follows:


                        A.  School Years 4 to 5       (250 – 350 words)

                        B.  School Years 6 to 7       (350 – 450 words)

                        C.  School years 8 to 13      (500 – 1000 words)


The winning entries will be printed in the Gibraltar Chronicle. The winners will receive the Ministry of Culture prize of a £50 voucher, a pen and a Trophy.


Entry forms and full conditions are available from:


Schools and College

The Department of Education, 23 Queensway

Gibraltar Cultural Services, 308 Main Street


Works may be handed in at the Gibraltar Cultural Services, John Mackintosh Hall, 308 Main Street between 9.30am to 7.30pm, Monday to Friday.


The closing date for receipt of entries is:


Monday 27th February 2017


For any enquiry please contact the Events Department, Gibraltar Cultural Services, 308 Main Street, Gibraltar, or Tel: 200 67236 or e-mail: