Writers Wanted 2012 - Far Out

Writers Wanted 2012 - Far Out

STATUS Closed
OPENS 23/07/2012
CLOSES 21/09/2012

Winners Products 

Competition Information

Entry IS NOW OPEN in the Schools Writing Competition for 2012! Students all over Australia are invited to enter their short stories OR poems, and battle it out for the great cash prizes on offer.

This round- there is no theme!! Entrants are encouraged to let their imaginations run wild and get their creative juices flowing to write on ANY TOPIC and in ANY STYLE. Students from ALL GRADES are welcome to enter - Kindergarten to Grade 12.

Entry is FREE and all entries must be in by September 21, 2012.


The Book 
Poems and short stories entered into the competition will be considered for inclusion into our 2012 Write4fun anthology! Those selected will have the opportunity to purchase the edition at a discounted rate. 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizewinners will receive a complimentary copy of the book.


"Creative writing competitions help students expand their imagination and their idea of what is possible. We're so excited to encourage them." Julia Woods - Managing Editor

Competition Prizes

Poetry Prizes
1st $1000 CASH and YOUR CHOICE of a:
* Nintendo Wii + Game
* Sony Digital Camera + 1GB memory card
* 8GB Apple Ipod Touch
* Nintendo DSi XL
2nd $250 CASH
3rd $150 CASH
Finalists 15 prizes of $20 CASH

Short Story Prizes
1st $1000 CASH and YOUR CHOICE of a:
* Nintendo Wii + Game
* Sony Digital Camera + 1GB memory card
* 8GB Apple Ipod Touch
* Nintendo DSi XL
2nd $250 CASH
3rd $150 CASH
Finalists 15 prizes of $20 CASH

One talented writer in each division (poetry & short story) will receive $1000 as First Prize (with $500 going to the winning school and $500 to the student) PLUS the choice of either a Nintendo Wii, a Sony Digital Camera, an Apple iPod Touch or a Nintendo DSi XL.
We will also be awarding one Second Prize in each division of $250 and one Third Prize of $150. There will be 15 Finalists in each division who will each receive $20.

Competition Rules

1. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
2. All entrants must be currently enrolled and attending as students at the school under which they enter.
3. Entries must not exceed 16 lines in length or 64 characters in width for poems and must not exceed 500 words for short stories.
4. Entries must be typed or neatly hand written.
5. Typed entries are to be presented on one side of a single A4 sheet of paper.
6. One entry per student only.
7. Co-written entries will be disqualified.
8. Entries are to be postmarked no later than September 21, 2012.
9. Copying an existing poem/story is called plagiarising and it is against the law. If plagiarism occurs, the entrant will be disqualified and their parents and teachers notified. Write4fun will not be held responsible for any plagiarised work entered into the competition.
10. The author's name, age, address, grade level and school must appear on the page with each entry.
11. Write4fun reserves the right to disqualify unsuitable entries.
12. All care will be taken but no responsibility will be accepted for any misplaced work.
13. No updated, revised versions of entries will be considered after initial entry.
14. All prize winners will be notified by mail and a winners list will be available to view on our website.
15. Entries will not be returned.
16. If insufficient entries have been received in the opinion of the organisers, Write4fun reserves the right to cancel the competition.
17. There will be separate judging and prizes for poems and short stories as follows:-
Poetry:-
First prize is AUD$1000.00 to be divided AUD$500.00 to the school and AUD$500.00 to the winning student plus the choice of either a Nintendo Wii, a Sony Digital Camera, an Apple iPod Touch or a Nintendo DSi XL. We will also be awarding one Second Prize in each division of AUD$250 and one Third Prize of AUD$150. There will be 15 Finalists in each division who will each receive AUD$20.
Short Story:-
First prize is AUD$1000.00 to be divided AUD$500.00 to the school and AUD$500.00 to the winning student plus the choice of either a Nintendo Wii, a Sony Digital Camera, an Apple iPod Touch or a Nintendo DSi XL. We will also be awarding one Second Prize in each division of AUD$250 and one Third Prize of AUD$150. There will be 15 Finalists in each division who will each receive AUD$20.
* Nintendo Wii game selected will be at the discretion of Write4fun