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 to October, with no finals.
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.
2017 winners and prize.
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:
Junior category 7–9
Senior category 11–12
Write4Fun poetry and short story competition!
Entry is free. Poems must not exceed 16 lines. Short stories must not exceed 500 words. No theme.
Enter online here.