A free, not-for-profit writing competition for young writers which simulates the journey of a professional author.
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Writing Tournament 2022
Open to: Anyone aged 8-16 for stories written in English (please state if English not first language)
Entry fee: Free. A completely not-for-profit competition.
Submission Deadline: 31st July 2022
Long List Announced: 7th September 2022
Short List Announced: 15th September 2022
Winners Announced: TBC
Theme: Unsung Heroes: “Real life person / people / animal not noticed or praised for hard work, courage or great achievements.”
Word count: 750 words
Age Categories: 8-11 & 12-16
Prizes: 1st $200 2nd $50 3rd $25 + your story in print. Click here for prizes in full. (Prize money is in AUD)
Submission terms & conditions: Click here to make sure your story makes the grade before you write / submit it.
The Judges & Editor: Click images for more information…
Winners and readings from the 2021 Writing Tournament
Congratulations to the winners for 2021
Age 8-12 category:
1st. Esther Li for Judie to Geordie
2nd. Caleb Scherrer for A Harsh World
3rd. Daisy Doyle for The Horse in the Attic
Age 13-16 category:
1st. Lena Killalea for The Mournful Diary
2nd. Lindsey Andrew for Cures
3rd. William Ellis for Lost
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