Summer ONLINE Writing Competition

Summer ONLINE Writing Competition

STATUS Closed
OPENS 09/12/2022
CLOSES 08/01/2023

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Competition Information

Entry IS OPEN for the 2022/23 Summer Holidays Writing Competition! Students all over Australia are invited to enter their poems OR short stories, and battle it out for the great 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 (your grade in 2022).

Entry is FREE and all entries must be in by the closing date of Sunday 8 January 2023.

The Book
Poems and short stories entered into the competition will be considered for inclusion into a 2023 Write4fun keepsake anthology! Those selected will have the opportunity to purchase the edition at a discounted rate. Prizewinners will be featured in the publication and 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

WINNERS CURRENTLY TO BE ANNOUNCED 31 JANUARY!

There will be separate judging and prizes for four different age divisions as follows:-

Under 8 years:
1x Winner Prize is $200.00 JB Hi-Fi Gift Card and a copy of the competition keepsake anthology featuring their writing.
1x Highly Commended Prize is a $50 Office Works Gift Card and a copy of the competition keepsake anthology featuring their writing.

9 - 12 years:
1x Winner Prize is $200.00 JB Hi-Fi Gift Card and a copy of the competition keepsake anthology featuring their writing.
1x Highly Commended Prize is a $50 Office Works Gift Card and a copy of the competition keepsake anthology featuring their writing.

13 - 15 years:
1x Winner Prize is $200.00 JB Hi-Fi Gift Card and a copy of the competition keepsake anthology featuring their writing.
1x Highly Commended Prize is a $50 Office Works Gift Card and a copy of the competition keepsake anthology featuring their writing.

16 years and over:
1x Winner Prize is $200.00 JB Hi-Fi Gift Card and a copy of the competition keepsake anthology featuring their writing.
1x Highly Commended Prize is a $50 Office Works Gift Card and a copy of the competition keepsake anthology featuring their writing.

Competition Rules

1. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
2. All entrants must be currently enrolled as Australian Primary or High school students.

3. ONE entry per student only. Poem OR short story.

4. POETRY entries must not exceed 16 lines in length and 64 characters in width per line (not including spaces). SHORT STORY entries must not exceed 500 words.

5. Entries should be submitted via the Write4fun website OR via EMAIL to enter@write4fun.net.

6. Emailed entries must be typed on ONE SIDE of a single A4 size document.

7. The author's name, grade level in 2022, age, parent email, parent contact number, school name, school postcode and entry title must appear on the page with each emailed entry.

8. Entries close Sunday 8 January 2023.

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 notified. Write4fun will not be held responsible for any plagiarised work entered into the competition.

10. Submissions will be judged on language, creativity and originality, story line and plot, structure and cohesiveness, based on the entrant’s grade (in 2022) and age.

11. Entries containing profanity, extreme graphic and/or violent themes will be disqualified.

12. No updated, revised versions of entries will be considered after initial entry.

13. Write4fun reserves the right to disqualify unsuitable entries.

14. All care will be taken but no responsibility will be accepted for any misplaced work.

15. If insufficient entries have been received in the opinion of the organisers, Write4fun reserves the right to cancel the competition.

16. There will be separate judging and prizes for four different age divisions as follows:-

U8 years:

1x Winner Prize
is $200.00 JB Hi-Fi Gift Card and a copy of the competition keepsake anthology featuring their writing.
1x Highly Commended Prize
is a $50 Office Works Gift Card and a copy of the competition keepsake anthology featuring their writing.
9 - 12 years:

1x Winner Prize
is $200.00 JB Hi-Fi Gift Card and a copy of the competition keepsake anthology featuring their writing.
1x Highly Commended Prize
is a $50 Office Works Gift Card and a copy of the competition keepsake anthology featuring their writing.
13 - 15 years:

1x Winner Prize
is $200.00 JB Hi-Fi Gift Card and a copy of the competition keepsake anthology featuring their writing.
1x Highly Commended Prize
is a $50 Office Works Gift Card and a copy of the competition keepsake anthology featuring their writing.
16+ years:

1x Winner Prize
is $200.00 JB Hi-Fi Gift Card and a copy of the competition keepsake anthology featuring their writing.
1x Highly Commended Prize is a $50 Office Works Gift Card and a copy of the competition keepsake anthology featuring their writing.

Write4Fun.net was established in 1997, and since then we have successfully completed numerous short story and poetry competitions and publications.
We receive an overwhelming positive feedback each year from the teachers, parents and students who have involvement in these competitions and publications, and we will continue to strive to attain this level of excellence with each competition we hold.

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