SMH Young Writer of the Year Competition

Posted on March 20, 2012 by Matrix Education

Enter The Sydney Morning Herald writing competition to win prizes worth thousands of dollars for yourself and your school! Each year, thousands of students from NSW and the ACT enter the premier short story writing competition.

Students can enter either:

  • Young Writer of the Year – For students in Years 10 – 12.
  • Younger Writer of the Year – For students in Years 7 – 9.

All story entries must be written in 2012 by the student and submissions must be typed, with double spacing, on A4 paper.

Young Writer of the Year Younger Writer of the Year
Eligibility Students in Years 10 – 12. Students in Years 7 – 9.
Story entry Story can be based on any topic or theme, and must incorporate the Young Writer Trigger in some way.
The 2012 Trigger word is FLIGHT.
Students choose one of the three ‘Story Starters’ then continue the narrative, completing a short story.
The three ‘Story Starters’ can be viewed on the Sydney Morning Herald Younger Writer Page.
Word Count Between 700 and 1000 words in length. No more than 1000 words in total, including the story starter.
Entries close Monday June 18, 2012.
All entries must be submitted online by 8pm.
Monday April 9, 2012. 
All entries must be posted to The Sydney Morning Herald Younger Writer Years 7 to 9 Competition, Sydney Writers’ Festival, Ground Floor, 10 Hickson Rd, The Rocks NSW 2000.Entries close Monday April 9, 2012.
More information

Matrix students are encouraged to apply!

Remember being a Matrix English student means you have exclusive access to the Matrix Online Resources Library where you can find exemplary essays and creative pieces! You can also attend the English Writing Centre or consult your Matrix English teacher before and after class for individual support.

For more information on Matrix English courses visit the Matrix Website.

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