Sunday, 25 July 2021

Young Writers Award Writing Competition

The Young Writers Award Writing Competition is an exciting opportunity for Prep to Year 10 and multi-class school children across the Swan Hill district.

The competition is devised to inspire pupils to write a narrative piece of no more than 500 words for primary students and 800 words for secondary students. Typed entries are to be submitted on a single A4 piece of paper. Simple illustrations are allowed.

This year’s theme is ‘Move”. A writing prompt is available below. Schools are invited to submit up to five entries for each category listed below, based on a set criteria. Multi-class entries are unlimited.

Categories include:

  • Grade Prep
  • Grade 1/2
  • Grade 3/4
  • Grade 5/6
  • Year 7/8
  • Year 9/10
  • Multi-class (those students who receive PSD funding).

Prizes will be awarded to shortlisted entries and the winner in each of the seven categories.

Students from the Swan Hill Secondary College senior literature class will shortlist entries in each section.

Winners will be announced at a presentation to be held at the library during Children’s Week (week four of term four), on Wednesday, 27 October 2021 at 7pm.

Shortlisted entries will be on display at Swan Hill library during November and Robinvale library during December.

Entries must include students name, grade and school and be delivered to Swan Hill Regional Library no later than Friday, 27 August 2021.

For more information, please contact Kellie at or phone the library on 5036 2480.

MOVE - writing prompt

It’s a new day. Eat a healthy breakfast, stretch your muscles and run out the door. Let’s go!

You are to write a narrative – a made up story up to 500 words (primary) 800 words (secondary)

Thinking about your story

  • Who are the characters in my story?
  • Where and when does the story take place?
  • What is the problem or conflict in the story?
  • Use an interesting way to start and finish the story.

Thinking about your reader

  • Make your writing interesting and write clearly.
  • Select your words carefully (use WOW words and interesting vocabulary).
  • Write your sentences correctly (word order).
  • Ensure you check punctuation and spelling.
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