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2019 Writing Competitions September

Have you entered a writing competition yet? Having a deadline can be an excellent incentive to dust off that unfinished story and get it up to scratch. Here are some opportunities for young writers with deadlines in September. Entering competitions is a great motivator and can be exciting  – you have to be in it to win it!

J J and Lydia Eden Prize

Open to South Australian Year 10 Students

Theme: “Does knowing the past make the present a happier and better place”
 Persuasive text

Closes September 6

Patrick White Indigenous Writers Award

Open to  Indigenous Australian students in Kindy to Year 12 studying in NSW .

Closes September 27

Poetry Object

Open to: Years 3 to 10 and their teachers across Australia and New Zealand. Includes mainstream schooling systems, home schools, GAT programs, special needs groups, alternative eduction and individual young writers
Inspired by a curious,special or talismatic object.

Closes September 27

KSP Short Fiction Competition

Ages 10 -17 years old

Closes 27 September

Sharpen those pencils and get writing!




1 comment


Wow these look great!!

12th Aug, 19