registration fee

early bird
Rp 100.000
normal price
Rp 150.000

What is it

Story Writing is a competition where participants may submit their short stories according to a theme set by the committee. This competition is aimed to increase participants’ creativity and English writing skills, including vocabulary and English grammar.

General Rules

  1. Participants are not allowed to wear short skirts or short pants above their knee and sandals.
  2. Participants must attend Technical Meeting on Friday, 5th October 2018 to be informed the detail of the competition such as the theme. If the participants can not come at least the institution must send a representative to agree to the rules and regulations.The committee will not be held responsible or extend the competition deadline because absence during Technical Meeting.
  3. The participants who have been registered online can be replaced with a new participants before Friday, October 5th, 2018 by sending the request of replacement to ECOM 2018 Registration’s e-mail address:, with the following format subject:
    "Replacement_(Competition Type)_(Institution)"
    and the following format body mail:
    1. Competition Type:
    2. Institution:
    3. Name of Original Participant:
    4. Name of Replacement Participant:
    5. Reason:
    The participant is required to attach any kind of related document that supports the participant’s reason (e.g. signed medical permit from hospital). If the committee finds the reason as an acceptable reason, then the committee will send the approval of replacement request to the participant’s e-mail address.
  4. Participants are expected to come on time for both Opening Ceremony and competitions. A minimum of 30 minutes time before the event starts is highly suggested.
  5. Every participant who has registered online MUST re-register themselves again in the morning of each event day, October 12th - October 14th, 2018. Participants who failed to follow this rule will be disqualified. There will be an exception only for those who are not able to come on the re-registration day by sending their permission for absence to the committee beforehand through Audra (+62 81808866604). The permission for absence must be due to personal urgencies or reasons of which the committee found acceptable and it must be done maximum 1 (one) day before the re-registration day.
  6. After Friday, October 5th, 2018 replacement of participants is not allowed and will result in disqualification.
  7. Participants must keep the building clean. No littering allowed.
  8. Participants may not smoke, play cards, gamble, and bring any alcohol beverages.
  9. Any possessions or usage of drugs, weapons, and/or sharp objects are not allowed.
  10. Observers may recorded or and photograph their participant’s performance, as long as they do not disturb the performance and with the consent of the participants.
  11. Participants are expected to be respectful towards other participants and judges.
  12. Participants are not allowed to go outside Binus JWC/FX building without any permission from the committee.
  13. The judges' decision(s) are final and cannot be contested.
  14. Failure to comply to any of the general and/or competition rules may result in disqualification and/or other consequences.
  15. The certificate can ONLY be taken in the closing ceremony on Sunday, October 14th, 2018 by the participants or the representative.
  16. The prize and the trophy for the winner can ONLY be taken by the winner in the closing ceremony on Sunday, October 14th, 2018. If the winner can not be present during the closing ceremony due to several significant reasons (which are allowed by the committee), the prize and the trophy can be taken by the representatives.
  17. The committee is entitled to unilaterally cancel this competition if the number of participants do not reach the minimum quota as determined by the committee. The minimum quota for the competition is 12 (twelve) teams.
  18. All the regulations are binding, absolute, and might be altered, added, or diminished by the committee under certain circumstances.

Rules and Regulations

  1. Submitted story must be the participant's original work. Any identification of plagiarism will result in disqualification.
  2. Multiple submissions are allowed, provided that entry fee is paid for each submission.
  3. Participants are not allowed to use third-party intellectual property such as fictional characters, poetry, song lyrics, etc. in their writing.
  4. The submitted story must not already be published in any other media, both offline and online. If found otherwise, the entry will be excluded from the competition.
  5. Committee and judges reserve the right to disqualify any submission that does not fulfill the requirements or any submission that is judged to be inappropriate or offensive.
  6. Only participants who have done both complete registration and payment of entry fees will be considered for judging.
  7. Participants must submit their work the latest on 2th October 2018.
  8. Participants who passed the first round will be announced on 12th October 2018 in both the competition venue and online.
  9. Participants who passed the first round will have to go to Joseph Wibowo Center on 13th October 2018 by themselves (no transport will be provided).
  10. Winners will be announced on the same day in both the competition venue and online.
  11. Winning participants are encouraged to attend the closing ceremony in order to receive their prizes. Winners that are unable to attend will be informed for further information about prize delivery (deliveries are paid by the winners).
  12. Unlike other competitions, there is no technical meeting for story writing.

Round 1 (Until 2nd October)

Theme : The future of Technology
Genre : Sci - Fi
Rules :
  1. Ranged between 1000-1500 words excluding the title.

Round 2 (12th Oct - 13th Oct)

There will be 5 participants, who are selected and qualified from the previous round, will be participating in this second round.
Write a story from the perspective of a person(s) having one of the following mental disorder:
  1. OCD
  2. Dementia
  3. Multiple Personality Disorder
Genre is not restricted.
  1. The competition will start at 10 a.m and ends at 2 p.m on 13th October 2018.
  2. Equipments for the competition will be provided, so participants need not bring anything.
  3. Participants’ phones will be collected in prior to competition hours, held throughout and given back once the competition ends.
  4. Participants may take any notes in any form.
  5. Participants can do their research BEFORE the competition is held.
  6. When the participants’ works are collected, participants cannot make any changes.
  7. Story must be the participant’s original work. Any identification of plagiarism will result in disqualification.
  8. Ranged between 1000-1500 words excluding the title.


  1. Register yourself at
  2. Publish your work on along with the appropriate hashtag
  3. Send your story to
Hashtag for round 1: ecom18-1
Hashtag for round 2: ecom18-2
NOTE: publish your story under the category of short story in, not under SCI-FI


Latest submission date is on 2nd October 2018 23:59 (GMT+7 timezone).
There is a grace period for 1 day after where late submissions will still be accepted, but will have points deducted. Submissions later than 3rd October 2018 23:59 (GMT+7 timezone) will no longer be accepted, even if you already done your registration.

Contact Person

Jose Vallenchee

+62 87741658310

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