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12 February 2008

Opportunities for young writers

Filed under: young writers — westword @ 2:48 am

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Sydney Writers’ Festival invites students in Years 7 to 9 in NSW and ACT to take part in the 2008 writenow! competition

How to enter
Choose one of the three ‘story starters’ provided by best-selling children’s authors – J.C. Burke, Michael Gerard Bauer and Ursula Dubosarsky – then continue the narrative, completing a short story of no more than 1000 words in total.

Entries must be the original work of the student, written during 2008. They should be typed, with double spacing, on A4 paper. Strictly one entry per student. Word count includes story starter. 

Stories must be submitted with a completed entry form either:

Entries submitted by email or fax will not be accepted.

Entries close Friday 11 April 2008

Prizes
Prizes will be awarded in three categories according to school year. Winners will receive an MP4 Player, a $100 BigPond Music Voucher and a $250 book pack as well as a book pack of the same value for their school. The runner up in each category will win a 12 month subscription to the BigPond Security Solution, a $50 BigPond Music Voucher and a $100 book pack. Book packs include a selection of titles published by Allen & Unwin, Random House Australia and Scholastic.

Winning entries will be published on The Sydney Morning Herald – Education and Sydney Writers’ Festival websites. Prizes will be presented at Sydney Writers’ Festival School Days at Sydney Theatre, Walsh Bay on Wednesday 21 May at 9.15am.

For further information please call 02 9252 7729 or email  writenow@swf.org.au

Download writenow! entry form pdf 2008_writenow!_entryform
Download writenow! story starters pdf 2008_writenow!_story_starters
Download writenow! poster pdf 2008 writenow! poster

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