2018 School HOLIDAY Writing Competition

2018 School HOLIDAY Writing Competition

STATUS Open
OPENS 26/11/2018
CLOSES 31/12/2018

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Competition Information

Entry is NOW OPEN in the 2018 School HOLIDAY 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 closing date of Monday 31st December 2018.

The Book
Poems and short stories entered into the competition will be considered for inclusion into a 2018 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!"

Competition Prizes

Poetry Prizes

1st $500 CASH
2nd $200 CASH
3rd $100 CASH
7 x Finalists  Write4fun Stationery Gift Pack & Book


Short Story Prizes

1st $500 CASH
2nd $200 CASH
3rd $100 CASH
7 x Finalists  Write4fun Stationery Gift Pack & Book

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 or be Home School Primary or High students for the 2018 school year.
3. Entries must not exceed 16 lines in length or 64 characters in width for poems or must not exceed 500 words for short stories.
4. Entries must be entered online through the website www.write4fun.net OR by email enter@write4fun.net
5. One entry per student only. Poem OR short story.
6. Co-written entries will be disqualified.
7. 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.
8. Write4fun reserves the right to disqualify unsuitable entries.
9. All care will be taken but no responsibility will be accepted for any misplaced work.
10. No updated, revised versions of entries will be considered after initial entry.
11. All prize winners will be notified by email and a winners list will be available to view on our website.
12. If insufficient entries have been received in the opinion of the organisers, Write4fun reserves the right to cancel the competition.
13. There will be separate judging and prizes for poems and short stories as follows:-
Poetry:-
First prize is AUD$500. Second Prize is AUD$200 and Third Prize is AUD$100. 
Short Story:-
First prize is AUD$500. Second Prize is AUD$200 and Third Prize is AUD$100.