The Gibraltar Cultural Services on behalf of the Ministry of Culture wishes to remind the general public of the closing dates for the 2016 Spring Festival Logo and Short Story Competitions.

The logo competition is open to persons of all ages who may submit up to two original works.

Entries on paper or card must be submitted in an A4 size indicating whether the orientation is ‘portrait’ or ‘landscape’.

Logos should be simple in design and suitable for printing on posters, flyers, tickets or other promotional material and must contain the wording: ‘GIBRALTAR SPRING FESTIVAL 2016’.

The prize for the winning entry is £300.

The Short Story competition is open to both Gibraltarians and residents of Gibraltar who may submit one piece of work on any subject.

There will be four categories as follows:

  1. School Years 4 to 7 (250 – 350 words)
  2. School Years 8 to 11 (450 – 550 words)
  3. School Years 12 to 13 (500 – 1000 words)
  4. Adults (must not exceed 1000 words)

The winning entries will be printed in the Gibraltar Chronicle. The overall winner will receive the Ministry of Culture prize of £300 and a trophy. Additionally, each category will receive a £50 voucher and a pen kindly donated by the Gibraltar Chronicle, plus a trophy from the Ministry of Culture.

Entry forms and full conditions for both competitions are available from Gibraltar Cultural Services, John Mackintosh Hall, 308 Main Street where works may be handed in between 9.30am to 7.30pm, Monday to Friday. Entry forms can also be downloaded from the GCS website:

For any enquiry please contact Events Department, Gibraltar Cultural Services, on Telephone: 200 67236 or e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Closing date for LOGO competition is Friday 11th March 2016.

Closing date for SHORT STORY competition is Monday 21st March 2016.