Armadale Young Writers' Awards 2021

Armadale Young Writers' Awards 2021

This creative writing (prose only) competition is open to students who reside or attend school in the City of Armadale in years 3 to 12. The categories are:

Years    3 & 4
Years    5 & 6
Years    7 & 8
Years    9 & 10
Years    11 & 12

You could win some fantastic prizes. All finalists receive a trophy, certificate and a copy of the anthology containing all place-getting entries, and the Prizes for each category are:

1st Prize    $200
2nd Prize    $150
3rd Prize    $100

An overall winner chosen from all the place-getters receives a bonus book voucher.

The Armadale Young Writers’ Award will open and accept online entries only from 1 - 30 June 2021. Entries received before or after these dates will not be considered.

AYWA 2021

Important Dates

Online Writing Workshops with Mark Greenwood

  • Watch this space for two online writing workshops with award winning author Mark Greenwood.

    Mark is the author of fiction and non-fiction books for children including Simpson and his donkey, the History Mysteries series, Moonwalkers and The Book of Stone. At these free creative writing workshops Mark will provide writing tips and encouragement.

    To help you get started while you wait for the videos, here are some tip sheets:

  • Mark Greenwood

Online Writing Workshop 1 - available from 19 May

This creative writing session with author Mark Greenwood will cover creativity, planning, character development and more.

Online Writing Workshop 2 - available from 2 June

During this session with Mark Greenwood will cover polishing, editing, revision and more as you get ready to submit your entry.

Writing Workshop with Kate McCaffrey

Saturday 8 May, 10.30 - 11.30am at Seville Grove Library.

Author Kate MCaffrey will host a creative writing workshop for students in years 7 - 12.

For full details and to book this session visit the event page .

Writing Workshop with Steve Heron

Saturday 15 May, 11am - 12noon at Armadale Library.

Author Steve Heron will host a creative writing workshop for students in years 3 - 6.

For full details and to book this session visit the event page.

Conditions of Entry

  1. All entrants must either reside or attend school within the City of Armadale, Perth Western Australia.
  2. Students must be in school years 3 to 12.
  3. Entries must be prose. No poetry, scripts, graphic novels, or illustrations.
  4. Entries must be the original work of the entrant, and should not be edited by another person.
  5. Ideas should be original and not copied from movies, television or books.
  6. The word limit is 2000 words or less.
  7. Entries should be typed or written in MS Word.
  8. One entry per person only. No joint entries.
  9. Names should not appear on entry pages (for judging purposes), only on the entry form which must accompany each entry.
  10. Quality of writing - to be grammatically correct and free of spelling errors.
  11. The judges’ decision will be final.
  12. The City of Armadale reserves the right not to present an award.

See the full Terms and Conditions.

Prize winning entries for 2020

Years 3 & 4

Years 5 & 6

Years 7 & 8

Years 9 & 10

Years 11 & 12

Overall Winner

  • Kelmscott Senior High School
Prize winning entries for 2019

Years 3 & 4

Years 5 & 6

Years 7 & 8

Years 9 & 10

  • Carey Baptist College
  • John Wollaston Anglican Community School
  • Armadale Education Support Centre

Years 11 & 12

  • Dale Christian School
  • Kelmscott Senior High School
    • 3rd Place
    • Muhammad Malik
    • Gaze 
    Kelmscott Senior High School

Overall Winner

  • Kelmscott Senior High School
Prize winning entries for 2018

Years 3 & 4

Years 5 & 6

Years 7 & 8

Years 9 & 10

  • John Calvin Christian College
    • 2nd Place
    • Rhea Manoj
    • Scream 
    Carey Baptist College
  • John Calvin Christian College

Overall Winner

  • Kelmscott Senior High School