Poke The Mango Award

An award about Augmented Reality due Sunday 24 July.


Writing Prompt

Augmented Reality Games are here, and quite defines that like the popular rise of Pokémon Go. But what happens when the things you need… Food, water, shelter, clothes… are augmented as well.

Write a piece of fiction with augmented reality at the crux of the drama, tension or comedy. It could be set in current times, 5 years from now, or in the far flung future. The augmentation could be through a phone, screen, glasses, contact lenses or some other way. Questions that might arise:

  • Who has access to this technology?
  • What are some of the benefits of this tech?
  • What possible drawbacks?


By necessity the story will be realist, literary or Sci Fi

Word Count

Up to 850 words. Got to catch ’em all.

Due Date

Sunday 24 July 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