Inspired young writers urged to enter

July 19, 2017 by  

Mona Vale students who have a creative imagination and the ability to write it down are being urged to take part in this year’s Northern Beaches Council Libraries’ annual Young Writers’ Competition.

Customer and Corporate General Manager for Council, Helen Lever, said the competition is open to young writers living in the Northern Beaches Council area.

She said last year’s event attracted more than 400 entries, and each year judges are finding the standard is continuing to exceed the previous year.

Lever said it does not take much for most writers to unleash their imagination; they just need an idea for a storyline and a deadline. This year stories must include `Upside Down’ as their theme words, and Lever explains:

“A number of the previous winning entries were written by students who had been encouraged by wonderful teachers and librarians in our local schools. I would be delighted to see even more students and schools involved in the competition this year.”

Students in Year 12 and below are able to enter the competition and their work will be judged based on use of language, plot, originality and characterisation.

Awards will be presented in six age categories at a special ceremony to be held in September, and winners stories will then be included in the National Library of Australia and the Northern Beaches Council Library catalogues as part of an eBook of their works.

Entries close on August 2.