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QDU Debating

 

The QDU secondary debating competition commences in March with 4 preliminary round debates during semester one. Successful teams then progress to the finals knockout rounds during July and August.

The Junior Secondary competition includes 4 round robin debates from July-October, with no finals.

http://qdu.org.au/

7-12

Cut-off date for entries:

3rd February

(year 8-12 teams)

19th May 2017 (Year 7)

Various Brisbane Schools

Future Leaders

Writing Prize

The Future Leaders Writing Prize is designed to recognise and reward talented young writers. It aims to encourage expressive and creative writing. Year 11 and 12 students in Australian secondary schools are invited to submit a piece of writing (800 to 1,000 words). The writing can be fiction or non-fiction and on any topic.

PRIZE

In 2015, the award winner will receive $1,000. Where there is more than one winner the prize money will be shared.

The winners of the Future Leaders Writing Prize will have their work published.

 

http://www.caspa.edu.au/blog/future-leaders-writing-prize-2017-for-yr-11-and-12-students

Years 11

and 12

Entries due 31st May 2017

University of Southern Queensland’s (USQ)

Get Writing Prize

USQ’s Get Writing Prize is a short story and poetry competition for students in Years 7-12. All entrants have a chance to win membership to the Queensland Writers Centre and $200 worth of prizes. USQ’s Get Writing Prize is a short story and poetry competition for students in Years 7-12. All entrants have a chance to win membership to the Queensland Writers Centre and $200 worth of prizes.

STEPS TO ENTER COMPETITION:

1. Read terms and conditions (see link below)

2. Get writing – Junior (Years 7-9) and Senior

(Years 10-12) categories for short stories and poems.

Short story entries should be no more than 500 words

Poetry entries should be no more than 30 lines

3. Register and submit entries online:

 https://www.usq.edu.au/bela/school-of-arts-and-communication/get-writing-prize/how-to-enter

 

Junior category 7-9 and

Senior category 11-12

Entries must be submitted by 12th May 2017

Write 4 Fun poetry and short story competition!

Write4Fun poetry and short story competition!

$1000 cash prize

 Entry is FREE

Poems must not exceed 16 lines.

Short stories must not exceed 500 words.

No theme.

ENTER ONLINE HERE: http://www.write4fun.net/competitions/

7-12

Competition closes 31st March 2017

ICAS English

ICAS is an independent skills-based assessment program which recognises and rewards student achievement.

https://www.eaa.unsw.edu.au/icas/about

 

7-12

Register by 23 June 2017 for 1 August competition

School

ICAS Spelling

ICAS is an independent skills-based assessment program which recognises and rewards student achievement.

https://www.eaa.unsw.edu.au/icas/about

 

Year 7 only

Register by 16 May 2017 for 14 June competition

School

Brisbane Writer’s Festival workshops

 

Refer to the web site for 2017 as it becomes available

https://uplit.com.au/festival/brisbane-writers-festival

See web site for 2017 dates

State Library of Queensland

Dorothea McKellar Poetry Competition

 

2017 Optional Theme: All over The World

Our poets are encouraged to take inspiration from wherever they find it, however if they are looking for some direction, competition participants are invited to use this year’s optional theme “All Over The World”. Includes categories for

Junior Secondary (7-9) and Senior Secondary (10-12)

http://www.dorothea.com.au/

7-12

Entries accepted 1 March – 30 June 2017