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Spread The Word 2017

Spread The Word 2017
Status: EntriesClosed
Country: Australia
Start Date: 06/02/2017
Closing Date: 10/04/2017
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About the Competition

Entry is NOW OPEN in the 2017 Schools Writing Competition! Students all over Australia are invited to enter their poems OR short stories, and battle it out for the great cash prizes on offer.

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 the extended closing date of Sunday 9th April 2017.

The Book 
Poems and short stories entered into the competition will be considered for inclusion into our 2017 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.

“We are very excited to be sponsoring this competition,” stated Julia Woods, Managing Editor for Write4Fun. “Reading and writing seem to be taking a back seat these days to computer games and evolving technology!  Our hope is that competitions such as these inspire the students to be creative with words once more and have fun doing it!"

Prizes

Poetry Prizes

1st $1,000 CASH and YOUR CHOICE of a:

* $500 Rebel Sport Gift Card
* Apple iPad Air 32GB
* Xbox One
* Playstation 4

2nd $250 CASH + Write4fun Gift Pack
3rd $150 CASH + Write4fun Gift Pack
15 x Finalists  Write4fun Gift Pack


Short Story Prizes

1st $1,000 CASH and YOUR CHOICE of a:

* $500 Rebel Sport Gift Card
* Apple iPad Air 32GB
* Xbox One
* Playstation 4

2nd $250 CASH + Write4fun Gift Pack
3rd $150 CASH + Write4fun Gift Pack
15 x Finalists  Write4fun Gift Pack

One talented writer in each division (poetry & short story) will receive $1,000 as First Prize (with $500 going to the winning school and $500 to the student) PLUS the choice of either a $500 Rebel Sport Gift card OR an Apple iPad Air 32GB OR a Xbox One OR a Playstation 4.

We will also be awarding one Second Prize in each division of $250 and one Third Prize of $150 and 15 Finalists will receive a Write4fun Gift Pack.

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 or be Home School Primary or High students.
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 the extended closing date of 9th April 2017.
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 $500 Rebel Sport Gift Card OR an Apple iPad Air 32GB OR a Xbox One OR a Playstation 4. We will also be awarding one Second Prize in each division of AUD$250 and one Third Prize of AUD$150. 
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 $500 Rebel Sport Gift Card OR an Apple iPad Air 32GB OR a Xbox One OR a Playstation 4. We will also be awarding one Second Prize in each division of AUD$250 and one Third Prize of AUD$150. 
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