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

  • Demonstrates empathy and humanity through creative writing.
  • Creative treatment of the competition theme.
  • Effective control of language to communicate meaning.

Students… you need a teacher or parent to submit your entry.

Teachers or parents… you can submit entries online using the form below.

Entries are now open for 2021!

All entries :

  • To be valid, entries must be received by the closing date – Friday 3 September 2021.
  • Must be an original POEM or STORY and be no more than 500 words
  • The theme 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
  • Please note: Email or mail entries can no longer be accepted due to the high volume of entries received. All entries must be submitted using the form below.


All online submissions must be entered by a teacher or adult.

Enter each student separately.

No more than 3 entries per student.

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Please copy + paste your entry into the field – no more than 500 words
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