Competitions

‘The Young Writers Award 2020 is a project of SSPAN designed to foster individual and community resilience. Each year we invite young people from years 7 to 12 in our local high schools to send in either a poem and/or a short story inspired by a set theme; this year’s theme is  ‘Up and Away’.

The invitation is also extended to young student artists to design the book cover for the Anthology.

Writing is a very valuable tool for building resilience. It allows the young writer to explore their experiences and to develop, not only their language skills, but critical thinking and problem solving. We hope that their interest in writing, whether as a hobby or future career, will see them become lifelong learners.

By providing this opportunity to have their work recognised, SSPAN hopes to foster the creative talent of our young writers and young artists. We reach out into the community to find local judges, also writers themselves, who give of their time to support their younger counterparts. Some local writers have also contributed short stories and poems.

We hope you enjoy ‘Up and Away’.

 

Up and Away – SSPAN Young Writers Award 2020

The theme for this year’s Award is ‘UP AND AWAY’. All high school students in the Shoalhaven are invited to enter up to two pieces of creative writing: one poem and/or one prose piece inspired by this theme. View flyer to the right…

Competition terms and conditions can be found here.

Entry form can be found here

Entries close Friday 5 June 2020.

For more information email sspanproject@outlook.com or ring Fiona Stasiukynas on 0412 051 444.

 

The Book Cover Design Competition

To complement the Young Writers Award, we are again inviting local young artists to design a book cover to be used for the publication of the 2020 entries. As with the writing, it is open to students in high schools in the Shoalhaven. View flyer to the right…

Cover design competition terms and conditions can be found here.

Entry form can be found here

Entries close Friday 5 June 2020.

For more information email sspanproject@outlook.com or ring Fiona Stasiukynas on 0412 051 444.