UWP Department of Literatures and Languages Sponsors Star Wars Fan Fiction Contest
Published: August 17, 2017
By: Mary Lenard
Have you ever wanted to write a story about a time long, long ago in a galaxy far, far away? What was life like on the Wookiee home planet of Kashyyyk? How did C3PO and R2D2 team up? How did Anakin Skywalker and his mother end up enslaved? Your chance has now come to think of your own Star Wars story. The UW-Parkside Department of Literatures and Languages is pleased to announce the 2017 Star Wars Fan Fiction Contest for area high school students! All high school age kids from private, public, or home schools are welcome to submit their work. So, here are the rules.
You must be in grades 9-12 or the equivalent. Use your creativity to write your own 2,000-5,000 word short story either containing a copyrighted Star Wars character or set in the Star Wars universe. When writing your story, remember fiction writing conventions like scene construction, dialogue, and uniform tense and point of view. Use only your own work. Plagiarized stories will be disqualified. Winners will be announced and prizes awarded at 5 PM on November 30, 2017 at UW-Parkside. Winning contestants must be present to claim their prize.
Please email only one entry per contestant
to professors Josef Benson (firstname.lastname@example.org
) and Jay McRoy (email@example.com
) by November 1, 2017. You should use either an MS Word or PDF file format. Be sure to include your name, grade and school, and contact information. MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU!