Your Story - Your Words

Your Story, Your Words

Write n Win a Stay in the Himalayan Abode

Begins – 15th January 2015

Ends - 31st July 2015

"Your Story, Your Words" contest is a call for the most vivid stories of your life! Stories which are just a casual moment of your life, but stay with you for a lifetime.

IndiaBnb has conceptualised this story contest to encourage our patrons to share the experiences of their life and enjoy a stay in the mesmerizing beauty of Himachal. It can be your story, from your life experiences- a life changing incident, a usual tale, a mystery, a joy, a horror etc.

The contest will be judged by the team from Shimla Hills. The results will be announced in the first week of August 2015. Best story will be selected from the entries and the writer will be awarded a stay of 2 Nights/ 3 Days in Himachal Pradesh." (Conditions Apply – Accomodation Free. Food Chargeable)

Sponsor: The Contest is sponsored by Shimla Hills Offerings Pvt. Ltd.  (

What to Submit: Stories must be original unpublished fiction, typed and double-spaced, and should be short and sweet in length. There are no theme or genre restrictions. Copyright remains property of the author.

Who May Submit: The Contest is open to all writers of the age 18 and above. Only one entry per person is allowed.

Entries must be received by Indian Time 6.00 p.m. July 31, 2015. Submissions should be through the Submissions Manager tool on Link: There is no entry fee for submission.

Stories must be written in English, original and unpublished up to the time the winners are declared on or about August 15, 2015.

Stories must be double-spaced, in Times New Roman font size 10 and not less than 500 words to 1000 words.

The name of the story and total word count must be printed on the front page of the story.

All submissions are final. No changes or substitutions to a story are allowed once your entry is received.

Queries before submission are welcome but must relate to the contest rules or if there are difficulties in submission. You can make queries to –

By entering the contest, entrants agree to allow "Shimla Hills" to publish their stories, names and biographical information in all media, including but not limited to newspapers and online websites, without any compensation, save the prizes as detailed under 'contest rewards' to the notified winners. However, the above clause shall be null and void if the entry does not make it to the long list after first round of judging, and all rights will revert to the authors.

Do not send photographs with entries. Winners will be contacted about a photograph at a later date and must agree to publication of his/her photograph.

In connection with your submission, you affirm, represent and/or warrant that (i) you own or have the necessary licenses, rights, consents and permissions to use and authorize Sponsors to use all copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights in and to your submission to enable inclusion and use of the submission in the manner contemplated by these Contest rules.

Sponsor reserves the right to reject and disqualify any submissions that could be offensive or inappropriate or that do not meet the terms and conditions of these rules.

Last date of the contest is:

31st July, 2015 06:00 pm IST

Best story writer will be awarded a stay of 2 Nights/ 3 Days in Himachal Pradesh." (Conditions Apply – Accomodation Free, Food is Chargeable)

IndiaBnb will complete the first round of judging by the first week of August 2015. Selected entries will then published on the website of IndiaBnb. Enteries will be adjudged on a 3 point scoring matrix: plot and/ or character build up, quality of narrative, and relevance of the plot vis-a-vis the theme. Final decision will be based on the sum total of the scores from the Judges. The decisions of the contest judges will be final in respect of any matter relating to this contest.

The winners will be contacted via email by the Sponsors, and must reply within 5 working days to maintain eligibility. If the winner(s) cannot be contacted within this time period or fail(s) to respond to any attempted contact, such winner(s) will be disqualified, his/her entry will be declared null and void and the Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to select another winner based on the judging criteria, in which event these provisions shall apply to such other eligible entry.

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