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Casey Cardinia Libraries & Doveton Friends of the Library Young Writers Short Story and Poetry Competition 2021

Young Writers Short Story and Poetry Competition 2021

Get busy with your best poetry and short stories for the Friends of Doveton Library Young Writers’ Short Story and Poetry Competition. Enter our competition and be in with the chance of winning some fantastic prizes.  Winners will be presented at Doveton Library on Tuesday 26th October 2021 (or online, subject to COVID-19 restrictions) where we will also welcome special guest author, Meredith Costain.

Short Stories

Age 8-11: 50-250 Words Long
Age 12-15: 250-750 Words Long

Poetry

Age 8-11 – Up to 20 Lines
Age 12-15 – Up to 40 Lines

Prizes

Age 8-11, both categories
Three equal prizes of $30 in both categories

Age 12-15, both categories
1st prize $50, 2nd prize $40, 3rd prize $30

Opening and closing dates

Competition opens Monday 2 August 2021 at 9am
Competition closes Saturday 2 October 2021 at 5pm

Winners

Winners will be notified via telephone on Tuesday 19 October 2021.
Winners will be presented at Doveton Library on Tuesday 26th October 2021 or online subject to COVID-19 restrictions.

Click here to view the terms and conditions.

This competition is being held in partnership with the Friends of Doveton Library.

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  • If you are under 18 please tick box to confirm you have permission from your guardian to enter
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  • 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