WHO CAN ENTER?
The Scribblers Festival Golden Pen Awards are open to all Western Australian high school-aged students. There are two age-based categories: 12-14 and 15-17. See the full Terms and Conditions
for more information.GET WRITING!
words or less, send us your fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, comic, graphic novel about DISCOVERY
by Sunday 31 March 2019
Shortlisted writers will be selected from each category, with one overall winner from each category awarded the prestigious Golden Pen Award. Shortlisted writers will have the opportunity to learn from international and Australian authors in an exclusive masterclass during the Festival as well as attend our Scribblers Festival YA program – The YA Collective on Saturday 11 May. All shortlisted writers will have their work published on the Scribblers Festival website. The overall winners will be announced during a special public event at Scribblers Festival. They will receive a cash prize of AUD $500 (each). All shortlisted and winning entrants will receive a certificate of achievement and a book voucher from the Festival bookshop to the value of AUD $100.CRITERIA/WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
The awards will be judged by a panel of educators, librarians, publishers and guest authors of the 2019 Scribblers Festival. This is a creative competition and entries are judged on the originality of the theme, the development of the story and the quality (not quantity) of the writing. Please note: due to the high number of entries anticipated for this award, individual feedback cannot be provided.HOW TO ENTER
ntries must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
. All emailed entries must be accompanied by a completed entry form and entry forms must be signed by a parent/guardian. Please ensure you have read the
Terms and Conditions
carefully before uploading your entry. Entries close on Sunday 31 March 2019
. Entry Form [Individual]
| Entry Form [Teacher]
| Terms and ConditionsBy Post
To submit a physical copy of your story, print and attach your completed entry form, and submit via post to: Scribblers Festival, c/o FORM, PO Box 270 Claremont WA 6010
. Please ensure you have read the Terms & Conditions
carefully before posting your entry. All submissions must be received by Sunday 31 March 2019
. Late entries will not be accepted.
Please note: due to the high number of entries anticipated, stories will not be returned. Please keep a copy of your entry.
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