Armadale Young Writers' Awards

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

Categories
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.

The cash prizes for each category are:

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

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

See the Information Brochure for the Hints and Tips Checklist to help you write your best story!

This is an online only competition which is open for entries from 1 to 30 June 2022.

Important Dates

Entries Open Wednesday 1 June 2022, 12.00am (AWST)
Entries Close Thursday 30 June 2022, 11.59pm (AWST)
Finalists notified by Monday 25 July 2022
Finalist's stories on website      Monday 5 September 2022

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 (.docx).
  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 2021

Years 3 & 4

Years 5 & 6

    • 1st Place
    • Mudith Kariyawasam
    • Death
    Harrisdale Primary School
    • 2nd Place
    • Ethna Josephine Jimmy
    • Bombed
    Aspiri Primary School
  • John Wollaston Anglican Community School

Years 7 & 8

Years 9 & 10

  • John Calvin Christian College
  • John Calvin Christian College
  • Cecil Andrews College

Years 11 & 12

Overall Winner

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

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
  • Carey Baptist College
  • John Calvin Christian College

Overall Winner

  • Kelmscott Senior High School