South Perth Young Writers Award now open

Library 5 February 2021

Do you love writing?

The South Perth Young Writers Award is now open, encouraging excellence in creative writing. This prestigious competition, now in its 35th year, is open to all students from Year one through to Year 12 who live in, or attend school within the City of South Perth.

There are five age categories for prose. Shortlisted entrants will be invited to attend a writing session with a published author with the purpose of polishing their story prior to the second round of judging.

Entries will be judged in the following categories:

  • Lower Primary Years 1-2
  • Middle Primary Years 3-4
  • Upper Primary Years 5-6
  • Lower Secondary Years 7-9
  • Upper Secondary Years 10-12

More than 20,000 entries have been received since the competition began. Each year the entries are judged by a panel of librarians, writers and children’s literature enthusiasts, with the Christobel Mattingley Bronze Medallion awarded to the entry judged to be the most outstanding.

Entries will close midnight, Sunday 2 May 2021.

To find out more visit the Libraries’ website.

South Perth Library