South Perth Young Writers Award

The South Perth Young Writers Award encourages excellence in creative writing and is open to all students from Year one through to Year 12 who live in or attend school within the City of South Perth.

Each year the entries are judged by a panel of librarians, writers and children’s literature enthusiasts. Shortlisted entrants are invited to attend a writing workshop to develop their writing skills and to refine their submitted story which is then re-read before finalists are chosen.

Categories

There are five age categories for prose with the Christobel Mattingley Bronze Medallion awarded to the entry judged to be the most outstanding.

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

How to enter

The South Perth Young Writers Award will open early 2023, with details to be provided closer to the time.

For more information or contact South Perth Library on 9474 0800 or email us.

2022 award winners

The full list of 2022 award winners were announced on 28 July 2022. 

View the 2022 SPYWA Anthology

To view the full photo gallery, visit our Flickr gallery.

Award presentation

Related news

News Listings

August 2022

Meet this year's talented young writers

Library 1 August 2022

Students from local primary and secondary schools provided an impressive selection of entries for this year's South Perth Young Writers Award.

January 2022

South Perth Young Writers Award entries open

Library 4 January 2022

Entries are now open for the South Perth Young Writers Award.

August 2021
SPYWAannounced

Talented young writers celebrated

Library 3 August 2021

Winners of the City’s 35th annual South Perth Young Writers Award (SPYWA) were announced at a presentation evening on Thursday 29 July 2021.

February 2021
SPYWAMillpoint

Writing competition to celebrate young talent

Library 9 February 2021

Budding young writers are invited to showcase their creative talent at the City’s 35th annual South Perth Young Writers Award.

Library
August 2020
SPYWAwinners

Young writers recognised at SPYWA

Media Release 28 August 2020

The competition now in its 34th year, encourages excellence in creative writing and is open to all students from Year 1 through to Year 12 who live in, or attend school within the City of South Perth.

Libraries
March 2020
YoungPeople

South Perth Young Writers Award Now Open

Media Release 5 March 2020

This prestigious competition, now in its 34th 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.

Libraries