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25 FEB - 27 MAY 2019
9.00 AM - 4.00 PM






Judges' Comments

Year 10 Poetry  

Tarni McCosker  Ormiston College  'To The Future Literature Illiterates'  An evocative lament for the loss of literature and the tactile immersion in books, with some interesting cadences and imagery through the verse.

Year 11 Poetry

Sara Weis  St Rita's College 'Climate Change, Climate Action' This poem sits somewhere between verse and an alarming call to action, capturing the immediacy and pathos of our climate crisis.

Year 12 Poetry 

Kayleigh Laine Moreton Bay College  'Recollections of a Wanderer'  An expansive and nomadic poem, which moves across space and time effortlessly, spinning imagery and memory for all those who wander.
Year 10 Short Story Isabella Pearce All Hallow's School 'Dog Days' Anyone who has had to say goodbye to a beloved family pet will feel their heart tearing in this story, which is told simply but elegantly, with emotional force.
Year 11 Short Story  Chloe Thomas Groves Christian College  'Running' A clever short story, which sets itself quite descriptively to be one thing through the suspenseful and foreboding narration, before taking a surprise twist.
Year 12 Short Story Kate Osborne The Glennie School 'Rewritten' A quirky and entertaining short story that cleverly provides the reader with a glimpse into the mind of a character, which goes beyond the mundane limits of authors and stories.


How it works 

If you are a high school student in Years 10-12 in Queensland, we want to see your best poems and short stories. 

You may enter one poem and/or one short story, for your chance to win $100 and a one-on-one mentoring session with a current USQ English Literature or Creative and Critical Writing student. There will be six winners in total, a poetry winner and a short story winner for each year level eligible to enter. 

Before entering, remember to read the terms and conditions and our how to enter guidelines to make sure your submission is correct. 

Enter now before the competition closes on Monday 27 May at 4.00pm.

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