The Eighth Wonder Award

An adventurous award ending 7 August 2016


Writing Prompt

Write an adventure tale about the eighth wonder of the world. Set it in contemporary times, and consider how and why this wonder has evaded our discovery until now.

Other things you may want to consider.

  • The environmental and cultural impact of adventuring.
  • Why the heroes or villains are there, and what they might plan to do with it.
  • Why pitfalls, challenges and dangers they might face.


Any adventure style Genre.

Word Count

Up to 700 heart pounding roller coaster worthy words.

Due Date

Sunday August 7 2016. There is no time zone restrictions. As long as it is Sunday somewhere then you can enter.


First prize receives 5000 words feedback from NiTH team on a story or manuscript of your choosing.

All entries receive feedback from judges by request.

Entry Format



A cover image is no longer a prerequisite, but we still love them. All cover images must be in 4:3 format landscape (not portrait). Most photo editing programs give you that option. If you’re using your phone, try the Snapseed app, it has lots of cool features as well. Another recommendation is Pixlr.

If including a cover image, ensure that you own the rights to that image or that you have permission, or that the image carries a free license. Make the filename of the image the name of your story and include a backlink to the source in the body text at the bottom of your story.

Also include:


Author name

(Optional) Intro – 150 characters

You can submit your story here