24-31 January 2021

Website https://cambridgeautumnfestival.co.nz/short-story

The Cambridge Autumn Festival Short Story Competition, Theme: Lockdown, entries close 31st January 2021.  Entrants can interpret the theme however they please, but the work does have to be fiction.  Stories must be no more than 1500 words, and multiple entries can be submitted.  All stories must be original and should not have been published before or entered in another competition.  Entries can be either online or printed, and there is no entry fee.  First prize $1000, second prize $500 and third prize $250.  Winners will be announced during the Autumn Festival, which will run from March 19-28 2021.  More details: www.cambridgeautumnfestival.co.nz/short-story.

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Sanctuary Mountain

30 min

Hamilton Gardens

15 min

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1 hr

Waitomo Caves

50 min


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