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Calling all budding High School authors

Stroud Writers writing competition

Stroud Writers is a group of local creative writers who support one another in their writing ventures, be they short stories, poems, anecdotes, memoirs or novels. They have published several books of writings in recent years. Stroud Writers are working with the teachers of our local schools, Stroud Public School, Booral Public School and Stroud Road Public School to encourage writing in our primary age children through a Children’s Writing Competition.

As part of the collaboration with the local schools, Stroud Writers have included a special Secondary School competition. This component is open to secondary students who live in Stroud or the surrounding districts.

Open Secondary Competition

Entry Details

  • Junior – years 7 to 9
  • Senior – years 10 to 12
  • Entries must relate to the history of Stroud and/or the surrounding district and may be a factual account of an aspect of interest or an historical fiction.
  • Entry is free.
  • Prizes will be awarded to the winner and runner up in each section as well as commendation certificates for outstanding efforts.
  • Each entry should be typed, double spacing, on A4 paper with generous margins.
  • Maximum word count for Juniors – 500 words
  • Maximum word count for Seniors – 800 words.
  • Entry forms are available at Stroud Library, the entry form is to be attached to the front of your story.
  • Entries close 30 June 2016
  • Return entries to Stroud Library or mailed to Stroud Writers, c/- Stroud Library, 12 Church Lane, Stroud NSW 2425.

Stroud Writers hope to publish an anthology of the best of the children’s writing later this year. So, young writers, ‘get cracking’! You may be famous before the year is out!

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