The theme of the 2022 samesame but different festival was Legacy.
With this in mind, we decided this year to ask writers to include the phrase ‘once upon a time’ somewhere in their story.
Writers did not have to restrict their story to any particular theme, but the phrase must have appeared in the story. It could be used in any way and in any place in the story. As always, it is excellence that the judges looked for. Past winners have demonstrated originality and good storytelling. Their work has been about inventiveness, imagination and the powerful use of language.
The maximum word limit of 2000 words must not be exceeded, with a minimum requirement of 1200 words.