Competitions – Terms and Conditions

  • All entrants must be a member of the Casey-Cardinia Libraries

  • The competition is split into two age groups: 8-11 years and 12-15 years

  • Only one entry per category per writer

  • NO entry fee required; all entries are FREE

  • All work must be original. Entrants must not copy all or any part of it from another writer. Entrants must not take some else’s work and put it in their own words

  • One winner from each age group will receive a $100 Westfield Gift Voucher

  • Entries must be submitted online using this form, or by dropping off personally to Pakenham Library, Cnr John St & Henry St, Pakenham – in this instance the entry form must be printed from the website and fully completed

  • Entries open at 9am on 8 January 2018 and entries close at 5pm on 28 February 2018

  • Stories can be no more than 250 words for both age groups (8-11 years and 12-15 years)

  • Entrants will be judged by a panel including a representative from the following organisations: Casey Cardinia Libraries, Pakenham Berwick Gazette and Together We Can

  • Winners will be notified by telephone, printed in the Pakenham Berwick Gazette and announced at the Pakenham Show on Saturday 17 March 2018, entrants will also be invited to read their entry at the show

  • Casey Cardinia Libraries reserves the right to retain copies of all entries and to reproduce winning entries in local media or for library displays. This applies for a period of six months after the closing date of the competition