Winners of IF Youth Writing Contest

The winners of the 2010 Youth Summer Islamic Fiction Story Contest have just been announced. This competition was put on by Muslim Writers Publishing. The winning entries are up on the site.

Two uniques stories by a 13 and a 10 year old have won 1st and 2nd place respectively. You can read them at the site. Seems like we have some talented budding writers.

To see a list of the winners and the winning stories go to:

Ramadan Poetry Contest

I just got information that currently has a Ramadan poetry contest in progress. The theme is “Ramadan” and any poetry form can be entered. The contest is open to all ages from around the world. Entries will be available on the website where readers can vote for their favourite. Then a panel of judges will select winners from the favourites. There are cash prizes to be won. I think it is wonderful that a sum equal to the prize is going to be given in charity in the winners name. The deadline for entries is Ramadan 10th (this could be August 20th or 21st depending on when you started fasting, but the website states that entries will be accepted until the later date).

Please see the following link for more information on rules and conditions:

UPDATE! (Aug. 30th): The semifinalists are being put up now (and over the next few days) on the website. There are some really wonderful pieces of poetry, MashaAllah! And you have the opportunity to read them AND vote for the best. So get going! Go to

Youth Summer Islamic Fiction Story Contest

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Keep your children’s minds active and get their creatives juices flowing by letting them participate in the 2010 Youth Summer Islamic Fiction Story Contest organised by  Muslim Writers Publishing. The contest is open to children ages 9 to 13 around the world and runs from July 15 to August 15, 2010.  

Check out the contest guidelines and list of prizes at

Summer Read-a-Thon Update

Looking for something creative, educational and entertaining for your children to do this summer? Then, check out the Read-a-Thon organised by Family Reads.
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I wrote about the competition several weeks ago when it was first launched. Now, the rules and reading list for the competition are available on the site. It is open to children around the world. It requires participants to read a book from the recommended reading list and submit a summary. Get more information about the Read-a-Thon here.