Calling All Budding Young Writers

June 10th, 2010 · No Comments »

All you budding young writers (primary school level) out there listen up – you should enter this short story competition.

This is a shameless plug for the writing competition within Wakakirri (I just happen to be Festival Director of this particular festival).

Wakakirri is an arts festival for primary schools and we have a short story competition that is judged by Andy Griffiths and Jackie French. There are some great money and book prizes and we are going to publish all the stories in an anthology that can be purchased but also sent to school libraries at the end of the year.

If you are interested, you need to get your teacher or librarian to register your school – our website says it is too late to register but we will still accept writing registrations right up until the day they are due at the end of August so just get your teacher to contact me. Schools can only send in a maximum of 4 stories.

What else you need to know:

  • Maximum 500 words
  • Due date: Friday, 27th August, 2010
  • Stories have to be emailed in to Wakakirri, so you’ll need to type them up.
  • All other rules and guidelines are at: www.wakakirri.com

Writing competitions are a great way of giving you a deadline to finish a story. It doesn’t matter if you don’t win or become a finalist (I never did when I was a kid but it was still fun); it’s good to keep writing and experimenting with writing plus it is so great to read all the stories from other kids entering.

What are you waiting for?

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