It’s Competition Time Again … Yay! The Door Writing Competition

THE DOOR WRITING COMPETITION

NEW FREE WORLDWIDE COMPETITION FOR YOUNG WRITERS AGED 8 to 18

I’m sorry that it has been a while between competitions. I’ve been busy with new books and all sorts of other writerly things.

But I’m pleased to announce a new free competition for young writers.

The theme for this competition is The Door. You can write anything you want on the topic. Use your imagination :-)

The door could be a secret door to somewhere. Something could happen on the other side of the door. You can write anything you want as long as there is a door in your story somewhere.  It can be any kind of door, anywhere.

Here are some doors to inspire you, but it doesn’t have to be one of these.

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COMPETITION DEADLINE

The competition closes on 31st January 2018.

COMPETITION GUIDELINES

1.  Stories MUST NOT be longer than 500 words.

2.  Due to the number of entries we receive, unfortunately, we can only allow only ONE entry per person.

3.  Stories must be emailed to Dee*at*deescribe*dot*com*dot*au by 31 January, 2018.

4.  In the Subject line of your email, please include the name of the competition, your name, your story name and your age.

5.  This competition is for KIDS only. It is not open to adults.

6.  Entries must be stories. Poems and plays are not acceptable for this competition.

7.  Entries must be in English.

8. Writers must be under 18 years of age.

9.  Stories MUST be copied and pasted into the body of the email. They MUST NOT be sent as an attachment. Your entry should look like this:

 

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We suggest your read the Frequently Asked Questions here:

THE PRIZE

The top selected entries will be published in an e-book anthology.

To view the e-book and winning entries from a previous competition click here.

All competition participants will receive a certificate.

PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY AS PER THE GUIDELINES ABOVE

Happy writing and good luck:)

Dee

 

A NOTE TO TEACHERS

I run these competitions for the enjoyment of kids who love to write.

Due to the hundreds of entries I receive, I’d appreciate it if you didn’t use this competition as a translation activity, or homework for students who are likely to feel pressured or stressed by being forced to enter stories.

Thank you for your understanding :)

 

DO YOU HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT WRITING OR ABOUT BEING AN AUTHOR?

If you do, feel free to ask your question in the comments section of this post, and I will blog you an answer when I get back.

Happy writing:)

Dee

 

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 GIFT  A WRITING COURSE FOR CHRISTMAS, BIRTHDAYS OR OTHER SPECIAL OCCASIONS

Online writing courses can be given as presents for the young or old writers in your life.

Gift vouchers are available.

Courses are $60 for kids and $80 for adults.

All courses have six classes and individual feedback is provided after each session.

Click on the Christmas bunny to find out more.

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Mudgee Valley Writers Writing Competition For Young Writers

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COMPETITIONS

2016 Youth Literary Award

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Entries close: 29 February 2016

Young people up to 22 years old, are invited to submit their original literary work such as stories and poems.

The scope of the work may contribute toward Australian literature or have Australiana contents i.e. all aspects about Australia, for example, life, aspirations, vision, current affairs, the bush, and so forth, but this is not a prerequisite.

The work of Henry Lawson and others may provide guidelines but not limited to the style. Invention of new style, creativity or breaking the old boundaries are also key aspects of the award.

Total Prize: $2200

Short story

1st Prize $800

2nd Prize $200

3rd Prize $100

Poetry

1st Prize $800

2nd Prize $200

3rd Prize $100

Highly Commended and Commended Certificates awarded.

Word and Line counts:

Short story: 2000 words max

Poetry: 100 lines max

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For more information, please click here to download the entry form and conditions of entry.

 

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