dede kamkondo competition rules

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The Wisdom Dede Kamkondo Foundation (WDKF) is pleased to announce the 2014 Dede Kamkondo Short Story Competition.
A glamorous and, multi-award winning writer, Dr Wisdom Kamkondo was one of the most prolific Malawian writers of his time - commonly known by his pen name Dede.
He is best remembered for his poetry, short stories, novels, plays and children’s books. His novels such as Children of the Lake, Truth Will Out and For the Living continue to be read all over the world and can be found in U.S libraries, local bookshops and at the Michigan State University where he went in 1995 to pursue his doctoral studies.
Wisdom died peacefully around midnight on the 12th of March, 2006.
The contest is in memory of Wisdom who tirelessly worked towards uplifting the reading and writing culture in Malawi.

·         Entrants must be Malawian citizens aged not more than 35, living within or outside Malawi.
·         Entrants must first like Malawi Heat Facebook page and write their name on Malawi Heat Facebook page’s timeline.
·         Those who don’t like MalawiHeat Facebook page will not be eligible for the contest.
·         Short Story must be entrant’s own work and must not have been previously published.
·         Do not submit more than one Short Story.
·         Short Story must be between 2, 000 and 2, 500 words.
·       must be sent as attachments with the subject: ‘2014 Dede Kamkondo Short Story Contest.’
·         A short biographical note of less than fifty words should be sent in the body of the email.
·         There will only be one winner for the competition.
·         Submission opens 30th July, 2014.
·         Deadline is 12:00 midnight (CAT) on 30th November, 2014.

·         Announcement of the winners will be made on 31st December, 2014.

·         Chief Judge for the contest is Prof. Jack Mapanje, celebrated author of his memoir And Crocodiles Are Hungry At Night. The rest of the judges will be announced on 2nd November, 2014.
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