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.

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

The South Perth Young Writers Award is now open for 2020

Entries will close 4pm, Saturday 2 May 2020

  • Shortlisted applicants will be notified towards the end of May. 
  • Finalists will be notified middle of June.
  • Award Ceremony will be held Thursday 30 July 2020. 

Entries this year will only be accepted electronically via email

  • To submit an entry please download the editable PDF Entry Form below. 
  • Attach the entry form and your work and send via email to spywa@southperth.wa.gov.au 
  • Emails must contain the subject: SPYWA 2020 – NameYear Level 

For more entry conditions please look over the SPYWA Entry Information below. 

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

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South Perth Young Writers Award Now Open

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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.

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