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Young Writers Short Story & Poetry Competition

Presented by Casey Cardinia Libraries and Friends of Doveton Library

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Get busy with your best poetry and short stories for the Friends of Doveton Library Young Writers’ Short Story and Poetry Competition.

Short Stories

Age Group: 8-11 Years 50-250 Words Long
(Three equal prizes of $30 in both categories)
Age Group: 12-15 Years 250-750 Words Long
(1st prize $50, 2nd prize $40, 3rd prize $30)

Poetry:

Age Group: 8-11 Years Up to 20 Lines
(Three equal prizes of $30 in both categories)
Age Group: 12-15 Years Up to 40 Lines
(1st prize $50, 2nd prize $40, 3rd prize $30)

How to enter:

Entries can be submitted online below or by dropping a paper based entry form at your local library.

Competition opens: Monday 11 July at 9am
Competition ends: Saturday 1 October at 5pm

Read the Terms and Conditions.

Competition Entry Form
  • MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • If you are under 18 please tick box to confirm you have permission from your guardian to enter
  • Choose your category from the drop down menu below
  • Accepted file types: doc, docx, docm, pdf, Max. file size: 40 MB.
    Please upload as Microsoft Word Format or PDF, Times New Roman, 12 point font