The Golden Pen Award

The Golden Pen Award - A chance to win fame and fortune!

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Calling all Scribblers - This is your chance to shine. We challenge you to take the word ‘Discovery’ and spin it into a story, poem, comic or even a graphic novel. The choice is yours. Delve deep to draw, doodle, and dance your daydreams into words.

The Golden Pen Award is an exciting, new writing competition open to West Australian high-school students. There are two categories: one for writers aged 12–14 and one for those aged 15-17. Simply submit your creation of 3,000 words or less by Sunday, 31 March 2019 to participate. There are some fantastic prizes to be won by shortlisted entrants including:

•       An invitation to an exclusive writing masterclass at the Festival with a guest author

•       $100 voucher from the Festival bookshop

•       Participation in the YA Collective events

And, of course The Golden Pen Award of $500 for the winning entrant of each category.

The two overall winners of The Golden Pen Award will be announced at a special ceremony during Scribblers Festival in May 2019.

So, what are you waiting for? Start scribbling and amaze our panel of judges with your words and creativity.

The competition is now open. Entry forms, competition details and Terms & Conditions can be found here.