Writing Competition

Book Week Writing Competition


Do you enjoy writing stories? Do you think of yourself as a budding author?

Then enter our Book Week short story competition for your chance to win a $20 book voucher thanks to Crow Books in Victoria Park.

To celebrate Book Week you are invited to submit a short story of your own into the Lathlain Book Week Writing Competition. The competition is open to all year groups from 1 to 6. All stories submitted must be an original piece of work. Entries must be the sole work of the entrant. Full rules can be found below.

Each entry must involve this year’s theme which is crows. Each story must contain or make mention of this theme. This is a creative writing competition and entries are judged on their originality and the quality (not quantity) of the writing.

Prizes are donated from Crow Books and are presented to the top entry in each category. The top ten stories as judged by our panel will be published into their very own book and presented to the school library for others to read.





Terms and Conditions

1. All entries must be the sole work of the entrant. Stories should not be edited by parents or teachers. One entry per student only.

2. The theme is “Crows”. All stories must contain some mention of a banana or bananas. Even if just the word “banana” is somewhere in the story.

3. Entries may be hand-written or typed. All typed entries should be written in no smaller than size 12 font or larger than size 14. All typed entries can be emailed to nicholas.vuckovic@education.wa.edu.au. Picture book entries may be written larger.

4. Senior Entrants (Yr 4-6): Your story should be written as a short story and should be no more than 750 words.

5. Junior Entrants (Yr 1-3): Your story could be written like a picture book and should be no more than 350 words.

6. You may submit illustrations to go with your story but these will not be assessed.

7. Entered stories may not be returned. You should make a copy of any story before submitting it.

8. All handwritten entries must be submitted with an attached entry form stating your first and last name, room number and year group. Entry forms can be collected from the front office.

9. Online entries must contain your first and last name, room number and year group in the submitted document.

10. Entries will be judged on creativity, originality, structure, relevance to theme, spelling, grammar and punctuation.

11. The top 10 entries will be published in a book to be placed in the school library.

12. The two entries deemed best by the judges from each of the categories will be announced as winners and receive a $20 voucher for Crow Books.

13. Entries close at 3:30pm on August 21st 2017. Winners will be announced the following week at the whole school assembly.

14. By entering this competition, students are agreeing to the above terms and conditions. Entries may be disqualified if these terms and conditions are not met.