Imagination Creation Writing Competition

Imagination Creation Young Writers competition is for young writers throughout Australia.

Story & Poetry sections

10 years & under

  • First Prize: $100 Robinsons Bookshop Voucher
  • Second Prize: $50 Robinsons Bookshop Voucher

11 - 14 years

  • First Prize: $120 Robinsons Bookshop Voucher
  • Second Prize: $60 Robinsons Bookshop Voucher

15 - 18 years

  • First Prize: $150 Robinsons Bookshop Voucher
  • Second Prize: $75 Robinsons Bookshop Voucher

Wyndham Local Awards: $50 Robinsons Bookshop Voucher chosen from Wyndham Residents

Sherryl Clark Award:  $100 Robinsons Bookshop Voucher

Margaret Campbell Award: $50 Robinsons Bookshop Voucher

Competition opens 1 February 2020 and closes 30 April 2020

Terms and Conditions

  1. This competition is run by Wyndham City Council and the Western Union Writers Group in Australia only.
  2. By entering this competition, entrants agree to accept these terms and conditions of entry.  If an entry does not comply with these terms and conditions, it will not be valid and will not be accepted.
  3. Entry is restricted to Australian residents aged between 5 and 18.  Entrants aged under 18 must obtain their parent or guardian’s consent to enter this competition.  Council staff, Councillors, members of Western Union Writers Group and their immediate families are not eligible to enter.
  4. To enter the competition, entrants must submit an original story or poem and properly completed entry form in person at any Wyndham Libraries branch or online at www.wyndham.vic.gov.au/services/libraries/kids/imagination-creation-western-union-writing-competition between 12.00am on 1 February 2020 and 11.59pm on 30 April 2020.  Entries received outside of this period will not be accepted.
  5. Entries must be unpublished at the time of entry and must not exceed the maximum word limit below. 

Age group

Word limit

5-10

1000 words

11-14

1500 words

15-18

2000 words

 

  1. Entries submitted online must be in .txt, .pdf, .doc, .docx, .ppt or .pptx format and must not exceed 10mb in file size.  Entries submitted in person must be on A4 paper and either typed or legibly handwritten. 
  2. Multiple entries may be submitted.  Entries will not be returned at the end of the competition.
  3. The competition will be judged by 27 May 2020 by members of the Western Union Writers Group. A total of 8 winners will be chosen – one from each category below, with each winner receiving the cash prize amount listed below (total prize pool valued at $1,310). Refer to Robinsons Bookshop’s website (http://www.robinsonsbooks.com.au/robinsonshelpdesk.php) for their terms and conditions for redemption of gift vouchers. To be eligible for the ‘Wyndham Local Award’ the entrant must be a resident of Wyndham.

Category

Robinsons Bookshop gift voucher amount

5-10 years story

First prize

$100

Second prize

$50

11-14 years story

First prize

$120

Second prize

$60

15-18 years story

First prize

$150

Second prize

$75

5-10 years poetry

First prize

$100

Second prize

$50

11-14 years poetry

First prize

$120

Second prize

$60

15-18 years poetry

First prize

$150

Second prize

$75

Wyndham Local Award

$50

Sherryl Clark Award

$100

Margaret Campbell Award

$50

 

  1. Winners will be contacted by email, phone or post in June 2020 and published on Council’s website. Winners consent to the publication of their names on Council’s website.
  2. If a winner cannot be contacted by 31 May 2020, Western Union Writers Group may opt to conduct further judging to determine a new winner.
  3. If a prize has not been claimed by 31 July 2020 the winner will be deemed to have surrendered the prize and Western Union Writers Group may opt to conduct further judging to award the unclaimed prize.
  4. The entrant grants Council an exclusive, perpetual and royalty-free licence to publish, cause to be published or otherwise use the entrant’s entry in an anthology of entries from the 2020 Imagination Creation Writing Competition to be posted on Council’s website.
  5. Council may require winners to provide evidence of their identity.  If there is a dispute as to the identity of the winner, Council reserves the right, in its entire discretion, to determine the identity of the winner.
  6. Prizes are not transferable, exchangeable or redeemable for cash.
  7. Council and the Western Union Writers Group accept no responsibility for late, lost, incomplete, corrupt or invalid entries.
  8. If for any reason the competition cannot be run as planned, Council reserves the right to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the competition.
  9. Council and the Western Union Writers Group’s decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into.

Imagination Creation Young Writers Group at Werribee Library

Do you love to get creative with words? Join the Imagination Creation Young Writers. 

Share inspiration and creativity with other young writers in a relaxed, social environment and get writing tips from published author Margaret Campbell. The group meets at Werribee Library from 4:30pm to 5:30pm.

2019 Imagination Creation Competition Results

Congratulations to all the winners of the 2019 Imagination Creation writing competition!

Download a copy of the anthology to read the winning stories and poetry from young writers in Wyndham and around the world.

One copy of the anthology will also be available for loan from each Wyndham library branch.

Award winners are listed on Pages 3 & 4 of the document.

 

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