Students of all year groups are encouraged to enter these fantastic annual writing competitions, both closing at the end of June. There are some great prizes on offer and our English teachers are more than happy to give advice and feedback on student drafts.
1. The Jacaranda Press Writing Competition closes 26 June.
Entries will be judged across Years 7-9 and Years 10-12 across these five categories:
Micro Fiction (300 word limit)
Flash Fiction (1000 word limit)
Short Story (4000 word limit, Fiction or Non-Fiction)
Essay (2000 word limit, Theme: COVID-19 Pandemic, any type of essay accepted)
Poetry (No word limit, Fiction or Non-Fiction)
For more information on entry guidelines and prizes, visit
2. The Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Award closes 30 June.
Entries will be judged across Years 7-9 and Years 10-12. The optional theme for this year is "We Used to Live There", but students are allowed to explore any topic or subject of their choice.
For information on entry guidelines and prizes, visit
Claire McGillicuddy - English Faculty