Writing Competitions

BETTER READ KIDS
Writing Competition - Ages 6-11

Using the theme 'Changes' as inspiration, write a short story no longer than 1000 words. You can be as creative as you like with the theme - you can write about seasonal change, climate change, changes in time, changes you might be going through - any changes at all!

 

All of the entries will be published in a Better Read Kids Writing Anthology, with the winning entrant receiving a $100 Better Read Than Dead store voucher, and $50 store vouchers for the two runners-up.

ENTRIES FOR THIS COMPETITION HAVE NOW CLOSED.

BETTER READ KIDS
Writing Competition - Ages 12-17

Using the theme 'Twist of Fate' as inspiration, write a creative piece of fiction with a maximum of 1000 words.

The top entries, determined by our peer judge Ayesha Salier, will be collated into an anthology to be sold at Better Read Than Dead bookshop. The winning entry will receive a $150 Better Read Than Dead store voucher, with $75 for the two runners-up.

ENTRIES WILL NEED TO BE UPLOADED HERE BY FEB 5 2020.

Click here for more details, including the conditions of entry.

“Two roads diverged in a wood and I / I took the one less travelled by / And that had made all the difference” — Robert Frost

Write a creative piece using this quote as inspiration with a maximum of 2,000 words. Your work can be fiction, non-fiction or poetry. The winning entry will receive a $1,000 cash prize, with runners-up each receiving a $250 cash prize. This competition is open to Australian residents.

ENTRIES FOR THIS COMPETITION HAVE NOW CLOSED. 

Click here for the details, including the conditions of entry.

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