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THE 2017 COMPETITION IS NOW OPEN


It gives us great pleasure to open The Caterpillar Story for Children Prize for the third year running. 

The prize is for a story written by an adult for children (aged 7–11). Anyone (over 16) can enter, as long as the story has not been published before (either in print or online). 

The word limit is 1,500. It costs €12 per story to enter, and you can enter as many stories as you like. 
 
The three prizes are as follows:
 
1st prize €500 plus a 2-week stay at The Moth Retreat
2nd prize €300
3rd prize €200

Closing 30 September 2017
 
You can read last year’s winning story, 'The Man in the Hole' by Chris Preece, in the Irish Times.