If you like writing or writing competitions, check out these websites!
- The Somerset National Novella Writing Competition
The Somerset National Novella Writing Competition is open to ALL current secondary students attending school in Australia. Students receiving home schooling are eligible to enter. Entrants must be under 19 years of age at close of entries.
- Inside a Dog
Check out how you can win stuff for writing stuff. This site promotes young adult literature, highlighting Australian writers and their work and includes the best of the international scene. The views of readers, including reviews, opinion, discussion, competition entries, and feedback are welcome.
- OzKids in Print
Any student can submit their literary work, and schools can submit literary work from students. All student's published in Oz Kids 'In Print' magazine and website will receive a Certificate of Achievement and a gift.
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Past winners, prizes and writing comps!
2013 Powerful Poetry Comp
Molly at Kallangur Library has won a $50 ABC voucher for her winning Powerful Poetry entry 'I Wish'.
"I wish my friends could meet my pets
My cat, my fish and my dog
Breannon and Lennon are a match made in heaven
And Megan would love Fred the Frog.
I wish my friends could jam with my pets
What instruments would they play?
Ella and Bella, the drums together
Jodie and Maggie, the trumpet forever.
They might just form a band one day.
I wish my pets could talk to my friends
I wonder what they would say.
Fruitz would tell Ryan he was as strong as a lion
And Stan would ask Sam to play.
I haven't forgotten my good friend Lucas
He and Fergus would have plenty of excuses
And just laze around all day."
2012 Book Cloud Comp
Kirly at Arana Hills won a Kobo eReader for her winning Book Cloud entry about Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
2012 Black-out Poetry Comp
Congratulations to our very talented Black-out Poetry Comp winners!
“When you are asked about time you’ll just hand over a journal,
yet why do we do what we do?
What if that mess the lies at the heart
can explain our impulsiveness and patience –
imagine the tendencies of seekers,
imagine a suburb where most residents are wired for reckless decisions.
A nightmare scenario where we see problems
that are confronting the very nature of our beings.
There is no particular environment that suggests
the pool of intelligence but the great big words
we discover are better friends and we can tick “like” in social circles.
There’s air between a observation and a theory.”
||Hannah, 9 1/2
“The moon, the night, clear and light as the bay beyond the open sea.
The waves, the tide shift side to side as dreaming there allows me.”
||JB Hi-Fi gift card
“Dressed smartly, people stop, stare.
Cars halt, raised hand, everything stopped.”