Maribyrnong Young Writers Competition 2017


Have you written a great story or think you may have one bubbling away? If so, why not enter the Maribyrnong Young Writers Competition! Entries open 18 September and close 13 October.

The writing completion is being held in partnership between the Rotary Club of Yarraville and the Maribyrnong Library Service.  All entrants must be residents or students in Maribyrnong, or be a member of the Maribyrnong Library Service.

All entrants must be in Prep to Year 6 in 2017.

The competition has 3 entry categories:

Category 1 – Prep to Grade 1 (Maximum 500 words)
Category 2 – Grades 2-3 (Maximum 500 words)
Category 3 – Grades 4-6 (Maximum 750 words)


Prep to grade 1 - $60 cash and book voucher
Grade 2 to 3 - $80 cash and book voucher
Grades 4 to 6 - $100 cash and book voucher

Highly Commended – in addition to category winners, some entries may be selected for additional book voucher prizes.

Entries close 6pm Friday 13 October 2017. Winners will be announced in November.

Download Entry Form

 Writing Workshops

If you would like some ideas and help in forming your short story then come along to a writing workshop with a well know Children’s Author 

Michael Panckridge – for writers in grades 4-6

Saturday 23 September
Yarraville Library

Claire Saxby – for writers in grades 2-3

Wednesday 27 September
Braybrook Library 

Meredith Costain – for writers in prep-grade 1

Wednesday 4 October
10.30 am-12.30pm
Footscray Library

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