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Capricorn Coast Writers Festival (CCWF) is excited to launch our Schools Program for Livingstone Shire students. We want to share our love of all things reading and writing and give students the chance to develop and indulge their love of creativity. This year students will get the chance to rub shoulders with published authors at live appearances, take part in interesting workshops and discover inspiration to feed their curiosity and help them create great stories. To feed that passion we’re launching the Student Short Story Competition.
Student Short Story Competition
Students, crank up your creativity, pull out your pen, fire up your laptop. We’re running a short story competition exclusively for you, and the theme is ‘the coast’. It’s open to all primary and secondary students within the Livingstone Shire and we want to read your stories!
The 2021 CCWF Student Short Story Competition is open to all school students enrolled in schools in the Livingstone Shire Council. The competition has categories for primary, junior and middle secondary (years 7-10), and senior secondary school students.
There are three age categories:
Entries for the CCWF 2021 Short Story competition close Monday 3 May 2021. Winners will be announced Saturday, 12 June 2021 during the Capricorn Coast Writers Festival opening session.
Please read the competition guidelines for more information HERE
The winner of each category will receive a signed certificate by the official judges, a copy of an age-appropriate published book and their story will be published in the Capricorn Coast Student Writers’ Anthology 2021. The winners will also receive a copy of the Capricorn Coast Student Writers’ Anthology 2021.
All runners-up (up to 5 per age group) will receive a signed certificate by the official judges and their short story will be published in the Capricorn Coast Student Writers’ Anthology 2021.
The Capricorn Coast Student Writers’ Anthology 2021 will be compiled and published after the festival concludes and made available as soon as possible.
How to submit your entry
Complete an entry form and send it to us along with your short story submission (Word document) to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 3 May 2021.
Please email email@example.com if you have any questions about your entry. We can’t wait to read your stories!
Not sure where to start?
As Livingstone Shire students, with the coast right by tour side, the inspiration for a ‘coast’ themed story is all around you. We’re spoilt to have the Southern Great Barrier Reef and its 13 islands just a boat ride away. We have 17 beaches right on our doorstep and many secret and not so secret snorkelling spots all around us. On dry land, there are amazing coastal walks, lookouts, fishing spots and amazing adventures to be enjoyed. Including our theme might include the feelings the coast stirs in you, the physical surroundings of the coast. There are so many ways you can include this broad theme.
10 Story Writing Tips
Request a school visit
If you would lIke us to visit your school and share tips on how to write a great short story incorporating the theme “the coast,” please contact our Schools Program Coordinator James Manning by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
Conditions of Entry – please read carefully