How to Enter

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The judges will determine the winners based on the following criteria:

  • empathy with subject
  • creative interpretation of theme, on the edge
  • innovation and control of language
  • authentic and original author’s tone
  • an awareness of audience (appeals to the reader in some way)
  • care with editing and revision

Students… you need a teacher to endorse your online submission. 

Teachers… you can submit entries directly (see below) 

It is FREE to enter. Entries close Monday, September 24, 2018 (by 5pm). Please note: we have extended the entry date up until Friday 28 September.

All entries :

  • To be valid, entries must be received by Friday 28th September (by 5pm)
  • Must be an original POEM or STORY and be no more than 500 words
  • The theme ‘on the edge’ should be a focus of the story or poem in some way, however, the theme does not need to be overdone. Imagination, lateral thinking and creativity are encouraged!
  • No more than 3 entries per student
  • If sent by mail, must be in a clear TYPED font in Arial or Times New Roman size 10-14 font (must not be handwritten, NO images or colour to be included)


All online submissions must be entered by a TEACHER. It is strongly advised that teachers seek parent permission first.

Enter each student separately. See: below

No more than 3 entries each.