The International Day of the Disappeared (30 August) commemorates people who have gone missing in situations of violence and armed conflict. The Red Cross works every day to restore contact between separated family members.
Now you can help give a voice to the thousands of missing people throughout the world by entering our creative writing competition.
enter the competition
- The theme of the competition is ‘Found’.
- All entries – whether stories, poems or personal accounts – should be no more than 500 words.
- There are two categories: adult and young (aged 16 or below on 30 August 2013).
- The closing date is Friday 18 July. The winning entry will be announced on 30 August 2013.
Prizes and judging
The winning entries in each category will receive a £100 Amazon gift voucher. Two runners-up in each category will receive a £50 Amazon gift voucher.
Entries will be judged by a small panel of judges, including distinguished authors and a Red Cross representative.
Learn more about International Day of the Disappeared
Read the 2012 winning entries