Guidelines

RULES AND REGULATIONS

  1.  The competition is open to people over 18 years of age born or resident in Ireland.
  1. Only one entry per person is allowed.
  1. Entries, in Irish or English, must be the original work of the author. Entries must not be under consideration elsewhere, and must not have been previously broadcast or published (including online).
  1. Stories must be between 1,800 and 2,000 words in length.  Please indicate word length under the title.
  1. Entries should be written in the knowledge that each of the short-listed stories will be read on air.  It is therefore advisable to avoid excessive use of strong language.
  1. Please do not quote from copyrighted material e.g. song lyrics, literature, scripts.
  1. Entries should be typed, double-spaced on one side only of A4 paper, with pages numbered.
  1. The author’s name should only appear on the accompanying entry form.
  1. The author is advised to retain a copy of their entry as RTÉ cannot return scripts.
  1. Entries will be accepted from Tuesday 3 January to Friday 31 March, 2017. The winners will be announced before the end of September 2017.
  1. The judges’ decision is final.  RTÉ cannot enter into correspondence concerning any entry.
  1. Employees of RTÉ are not eligible to enter the competition.
  1. Each submission should be sent in an A4 envelope, accompanied by an entry form to:

RTÉ RADIO 1 SHORT STORY COMPETITION,

RTÉ RADIO CENTRE,

DUBLIN 4.

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