Chicon 7, the 70th World Science Fiction Convention ("Worldcon"), is pleased to
announce that we have extended the entry deadline for our two writing contests
to May 15, 2012. We encourage those who are interested to apply.
first competition recognizes Chicon 7's Author Guest of Honor Mike Resnick by
providing the first 3,000 words of a new Resnick short story. Contestants are
invited to submit a fitting conclusion in no more than an additional 4,500
words. Submissions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. A
shortlist of the five best entries will be selected by a judging panel
comprising Catherine Asaro, Linda J. Dunn, and Rich Horton, with Mike Resnick
himself choosing the final winner. The winning entry will be published (along
with Mike's fragment) in the Chicon 7 Souvenir Book provided to all members of
Chicon 7. The winner will also receive a collection of Mike Resnick books from
Full details of the Resnick short story competition are
on the Chicon 7 website at https://chicon.org/resnick-contest.php.
second competition is targeted at students from elementary school through to
12th grade and aims to stimulate interest in science and science fiction. The
contest is for the best short story with a science fiction or fantasy theme, the
best science fiction or fantasy artwork, and the best science essay. Entries
should be mailed to Student Science Fiction and Fantasy Contest, PO Box 13,
Skokie, IL 60076. USA. Winners will be announced at a special ceremony honoring
the contestants at Chicon 7 on Saturday, September 1, 2012.
contestants in the student competition will receive a certificate for
participating. Semi-finalists will be invited to attend Chicon 7 for Saturday,
September 1, 2012. Finalists will also receive a commemorative T-shirt and a $10
gift certificate from a major book store. The winners will be invited to attend
all five days of Chicon 7 and will receive a commemorative T-shirt and a $50
gift certificate from a major book store.
Full details of the student
competition are on the Chicon 7 website at https://chicon.org/student-contest.php.