The two winners of Long Way Home – Asia-Europe Short Story Contest are Leroy Luar from Malaysia (Asian winner) and Yordan Radichkov from Bulgaria (European winner).
The winning entries were Luar’s short story, The Evidence of Us, and Container by Radichkov.
The two winners have won S$1000, plus flights and accommodation to attend the Ubud Readers and Writers Festival 2013 in Bali.
The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) and its partner the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival (UWRF) have launched an online voting platform for the short story contest, Long Way Home
483 entries were received from Asia and Europe for the contest; a professional panel of judges have shortlisted 10 stories which are now featured online and two lucky winners will be chosen by members of the public.
The Ubud Writers & Readers Festival is partnering with the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) to launch its first online short story contest, Long Way Home, via the culture360.org platform.
This initiative seeks to reinforce Asia-Europe exchanges and deepen mutual understanding between cultural communities in the two regions through creative storytelling based on travel experiences.
The online contest aims to support emerging writers from ASEM member countries and unveil new talents in the literary field from both regions. In August, ten contestants will be shortlisted by renowned literary judges after which one Australasian and one European winner will be chosen by members of the public on culture360.org.
Awards include individual cash prizes of SGD 1000 each as well as travel and accommodation to attend the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival in October 2013.
Deadline: 3 August 2013
More details here