Quality of Artistic Composition: This criterion focuses on the technical and artistic aspects of the writing. It includes
the following subcategories:
- Prose and Writing Style: The quality of the author's writing in terms of clarity, precision, and the use of
language to create vivid imagery and evoke emotions. Judges may evaluate the author's
ability to use language effectively.
- Plot and Structure: The effectiveness of the story's structure, pacing, and plot development. Judges
assess how well the narrative flows and whether the plot is engaging and well-constructed.
- Character Development: The depth and complexity of the characters in the story. Judges consider whether
the characters are well-rounded, relatable, and experience growth or change throughout
- Dialogue: The quality of dialogue in the work, including whether it is natural, serves to reveal
character, advances the plot, and enhances reader engagement.
- Theme and Symbolism: The work's ability to convey deeper themes or symbolism and whether these elements
are woven into the narrative seamlessly.
- Tone and Mood: The author's success in creating the desired tone and mood in the work. Judges evaluate
how well the writing evokes emotions and establishes a specific atmosphere.