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Dear Teachers and Lovers of English language,

We are pleased to invite you and your students to our
creative writing in English language.

Our Schools of C.S.Lewis are happy to organize this international competition 14th year and offer to students the chance to express themselves in a creative way of writing.
We would like to share a great experience of joining a group of young authors and give them a professional feedback from the Judge Committee. Three chosen pieces in each category will be printed in a very original brochure.

This Annual we would like to invite YOU to write a poem or a story that will go with the theme: LEAVING THE DOOR OPEN.

We would appreciate some volunteers from the teachers who could assist with evaluation of the submissions. Please, find an extra time and read amazing masterpieces!

We look forward to receive and read students works.
Many thanks for all your efforts!

We keep the categories as follows below. In order to choose the right category for your student, please pay attention and attach the information: age, frequency of English lessons and if they are the native speakers.  The judges will take into consideration all these differencies. You may help the students with HOW to write, but not the actual writing process.

Dead-line for submissions is February 27th and the Award Ceremony will be held on May 13th.
PLEASE follow the attached instructions and FILL IN the Registration Form.


Group A (6th & 7th graders, age 12-13)
Group C (8th & 9th graders, age 13-15)
A – poetry,  A – prose
C – poetry,  C – prose
from Základné školy

Group B (6th & 7th graders, sekunda&tercia, age 12-13)
Group D (8th & 9th graders, kvarta&kvinta, age 13-15)
from 8-ročné gymnáziá and schools with extended teaching of English
B – poetry,  D – poetry
B – prose,  D – prose

Group E (age 15-16 )
from 8-ročné gymnáziá, High Schools, Bilingual and International Schools
E – poetry
E – prose

Group F (age 16-19)
from 8-ročné gymnáziá,  High Schools, Bilingual and International Schools
F - poetry
F - prose

Please, encourage your students to follow requirements as follows:
Prose entries must be:
500-800 words (Group A, Group B);
800-1000 words (Group C, Group D), and
1000-1200 (Group E, F)
Poetry – no special instruction for the length

· All entries must be with English quotation marks,
· All entries must be typed and have 2 copies submitted by mail;
· All entries please send by e-mail in Word document;
· Evaluation will be based on originality, proper English usage, form (poetry) and style (prose).
· Each school may send a maximum of 4 entries in each category
DEAD-LINEs are as follows:
· February 27, 2015 – Final entries with Registration forms to be submitted:
to CZŠ Narnia, Beňadická 38, 851 06 Bratislava,
· March - April, 2015 – entries will be evaluated
· April – May – winning works prepared for publishing
· May 13, 2015 – Award Ceremony + workshop for students

Don´t hesitate to have extra questions regarding the whole process and write them to


Saša Petrisková, OEPPC coordinator




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