Children's Writing Competition
Each year during Children’s Book Week, schools and public libraries across Australia spend a week celebrating books and Australian authors and illustrators. Teachers and librarians conduct activities relating to a theme to highlight the importance of reading.
*CBCA Book Week 2020 will now be held in October on the following dates: 17 - 23 OCTOBER 2020. These later dates will apply in 2020 only, recognising the exceptional circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic.*
Winners for 2020
Reception - year 2:
Jesaya Brandt won the $150 voucher for this category. All honourable mentions received a $30 book voucher.
Years 3 - 5:
Finn Lawrie won the $150 book voucher for this category.
Years 6 - 7:
Bianca Gilmour won the Jenni Cotton Memorial Trophy and $150 book voucher from Pegi Williams.
The rest are the honourable mentions and received $30 book vouchers.
2020 Children's Writing Competition
This year’s Book Week theme is ‘Curious Creatures, Wild Minds’, and students are encouraged to submit an entry based on the theme.
There will be three categories with a restriction on word count:
- Reception to Year 2 - no more than 100 words
- Years 3 to 5 - no more than 250 words
- Years 6 to 7 no more than 500 words
A first prize of a $150 book voucher will be awarded in each category, along with a $30 book voucher for an honourable mention in each category.
The winner of the Years 6-7 category will be also presented with the perpetual ‘Jenni Cotton Memorial Trophy’.
Entries can be individual or a class entry, so schools are welcome to participate.
Entry is free and all entries must be received by Sunday 27 September 2020 emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or handed in to Prospect Library at 128 Prospect Road, Prospect.
The prizes will be kindly donated by the Friends of Prospect Library.
If you have any enquiries, please phone the Library on 8269 5355.