The Rotary Club of Wangaratta is proud to present the Wangaratta Young Writers’ Award for 2019.
The award encourages you to develop your capacity and imagination through your writing.
All young people between the ages of 10-19 years are encouraged to put pen to paper and enter an original piece of writing in one of the following categories:
Prose [no more than 2000 words]
Poetry OR song lyrics [no more than 50 lines]
Digital format [one page of website or blog content]
Upper Primary: Years 5 and 6
Lower Secondary: Years 7, 8 and 9
Upper Secondary: Years 10, 11 and 12 and young people not at school aged 19 and under
Winners will receive an invitation to the award presentation to be held at the official launch of the Wang Lit Fest on Wednesday 11 September 2019 where prizes will be presented.
The Wangaratta Young Writers Award is run by the Rotary Club of Wangaratta and supported by the Rural City of Wangaratta. This inaugural award is to be held annually as a part of the Wang Lit Fest featuring the Rotary Wangaratta Book Fair.
We want to unearth local talent and inspire young people to be creative.
The award will recognise writing in three categories:
In each of these categories there will be a first, second and third prize.
21 Docker Street, Wangaratta VIC 3677
Phone: 03 5721 2366
Public Use of Entries:
Winning entries will be published in The Chronicle and may be used for future promotion of the award. The winners will also be compiled in an anthology to be displayed in the Wangaratta Library and added to the library collection.
Entries are not retained and will not be returned.
Photocopies of original work will be accepted.
Entries will be judged on originality of theme, development of the story and quality of the writing (not quantity).
The judges are looking for the use of words to create feeling and imagery. Pictures will not be taken into account.