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  1. The competition is open to all Omani Nationals and residents.
  2. Manuscripts must be the competitors’ original and unpublished work.
  3. Contestants are not allowed to resubmit a previously submitted piece into the competition including internet, blogs, online journals or in any academic or non-academic source.
  4. Candidates must be between 14-24 years of age unless otherwise specified at the initial announcement (proof of age may be required).
  5. Only one entry per category will be allowed for a maximum of two selected categories.
  6. Entries must be submitted in MS Word document and must not be formatted.
  7. Entry Forms must be submitted before entries can be considered.
  8. In order to ensure anonymity, entries must be submitted without the author's name or identity appearing on the entry.
  9. Competitors are advised to retain a copy of items submitted as manuscripts will not be returned.
  10. The judges reserve the right to reject entries over the choice of topic, the language used or exceeding the specified word limit.
  11. The judges’ decision is final and no appeal will be entertained.
  12. Finalists only will be notified and prizes will be awarded at an event that will be duly announced through media channels and email.
  13. Contestants can only win ONE prize per category.
  14. The closing date for submissions is 31st May 2018.