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Dear JC Student Writers,


The Jamaica College Old Boys Association of New York is pleased to invite you to put your best words forward  in the "OPUS Story Time" writing contest. 


We are looking for real student telling real exciting stories about life at JC. If you’ve got a way with making your words come to life, here’s your chance to show your stuff. The winner will receive a cash prize of JMD$40,000, plus a personal one year subscription to the acclaimed Jamaica Journal, published by the Institute of Jamaica



  • Write and submit a 500 words story on the following topic: “My Life at Jamaica College”

  • The story must be 100% original and previously unpublished

  • Upload a photo that will be used in the winner announcement and related promotion 



  • The OPUS Story Time writing contest is open to all current students of Jamaica College.

  • One entry per student


  • Contest entries are due by the latest, midnight Thursday, 31 August 2023



  • Cash prize of JM$40,000 plus a personal one year subscription to the Jamaica Journal

  • The winner will also be featured on the Jamaica College Old Boys Association of New York OPUS BLOG and the story will be published in the GriffIn Awards Playbill magazine

  • Winner will be announces at the annual Griffin Awards

Judging criteria include

  • Inventiveness

  • Humor 

  • Original voice

  • Unique style

  • Descriptive language

  • Good diction

  • Realness


The decisions of the judges are final


By participating in the OPUS Story Time Writing Contest, each entrant represents and warrants that the story submitted is their own original unpublished work 

Enter the OPUS Story Time Contest

Upload Photo

Thanks for submitting your story!

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