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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 to October, with no finals.

7–12TBAVarious 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.

2017 winners and prize.

11–12TBA

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

Junior category 7–9

Senior category 11–12

TBA
Write 4 Fun poetry and short story competition!

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.

7–12TBA
ICAS English ICAS is an independent skills-based assessment program which recognises and rewards student achievement.7–12TBASchool
ICAS Spelling ICAS is an independent skills-based assessment program which recognises and rewards student achievement.Year 7 onlyTBASchool
Brisbane Writer’s Festival workshopsVisit the Brisbane Writers Festival website for the information.TBAState Library of Queensland
Dorothea McKellar Poetry CompetitionVisit the Dorothea Poetry Awards website for the information.7–12TBA
 
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Last reviewed 20 November 2018
Last updated 20 November 2018