2017 SHINE Mural Festival - Artist: Jujmo

Deadline: May 31, 2024

Tampa Bay high school students are invited to submit original, unpublished short stories on the theme of “Alternate Florida.”


Entries will be judged by a panel of experts including: Dell, Aurora and Sidewise Award-winning author and editor Eric Choi; Author, editor and founder of the Sidewise Award for Alternate History Steven H Silver; and Sidewise Award-winning author, editor and professor Dr. Rick Wilber.


The Grand Prize Winner will receive a $200 cash prize and a Grand Prize award plaque and will have their winning story published on the contest website.


Runners Up will each receive a $25 cash prize and an award certificate.


The Grand Prize Winner and Runners Up will be recognized at an award ceremony at Tombolo Books in September 2024.