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Story Lines Writing Competition

Competition opens Monday 12 July.

Write a short story or poem of up to 500 words about anything you like! Works must be original and G-rated.

Entries are invited in age categories 5 to 7, 8 to 10, 11 to 13 and 14 to 16.

Entries close Sunday 19 September. Winners will be announced Sunday 24 October and published here on the Kingston Libraries website.

Download the Entry Form (133KB) and start writing today! Heaps of great prizes are up for grabs.

Terms and Conditions

  1. Entry is free
  2. Submissions must be G-Rated
  3. One entry per person
  4. Entry is open to anyone who is aged 5-16 years and lives, goes to school or plays in the City of Kingston
  5. Word limit: 500 words
  6. Story or poem must be an original work
  7. Entries close Sunday 19 September 2021
  8. The judges' decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into
  9. Winning entries from each age group will be published on Kingston Libraries' website and added to the Short Story dispenser
  10. Selected will be collated into a book and published in a book
  11. Entries will not be returned
  12. Prizes are Westfield vouchers for each age group - 1st prize - $150, 2nd prize - $100, 3rd prize - $50.

More information

For more information and to enter, please contact library@kingston.vic.gov.au or phone 1300 135 668.