IT’S TIME TO WRITE
Entries are now open for the annual Whitlam Institute Writing Competition.
- What actions do you think should be taken to build a better society?
- What would you change if you could?
- What do you want other people to care about?
HOW TO ENTER
Write a 400-600 word opinion piece on what matters to you and why. Entries must be typed on A4 paper. Strictly one entry per student. All entries must be accompanied by a signed entry form. Entry forms are available from your English teacher, Mrs Duong or can be downloaded at whitlam.org/whatmatters
Prizes are awarded in 4 categories: Years 5/6, 7/8, 9/10 and 11/12. $350 for each category winner and $200 for each category runner-up. Winners and runners-up will receive their prize at an awards ceremony, following their participation in a Young Writers Forum run by The Writing Workshop, at the Whitlam Institute.. Finalists’ entries will be published in print and online.
The overall competition winner, announced at the awards ceremony, will receive an iPad. In 2017, for the first time, the overall winner will also be invited to spend a day at the Museum of Australian Democracy (MoAD) at Old Parliament House in Canberra – meeting a curator, getting behind the scenes and contributing their voice to MoAD’s programs.
Entries close Friday 5 May 2017.