Old Worlds, New Worlds, Other Worlds
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Thank you to all the students – near and far - who entered our writing competitions. As well as entries from local schools, we also received entries from students in Victoria and New South Wales! Congratulations to the following...

Lower Primary

Evelyn Hobby

Hope Christian College WA

Upper Primary

Masira Tabia Syeda

Darul Ulum College of Victoria


Syazwani Saifudin

Hoppers Crossing Secondary College Victoria

What comes to mind when you think about different worlds, especially today after the unimaginable events of the past 12 months? Write about your personal experiences and how your world has been impacted. Or...

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... Do you wonder what life would have been like in the past? Or how our world might look in the future? Are there other worlds out there? No matter what you dream about for a past, futuristic or imaginative world, we want to hear all about it!


A creative writing competition for students in three age categories

Lower Primary   PP - 2     

Upper Primary   3 - 6

Secondary        7 - 10

In 1000 words or less, respond to the topic, 'Old Worlds, New Worlds, Other Worlds' - The 2021 CBCA Book Week theme - by Friday, 26th March, 2021.


All entries will be judged by a panel of teachers, authors and librarians, headed by local, award winning author, Sally Murphy.


As this is a creative competition, we encourage you to write in any genre including fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, comic and graphic novels. Entries will be judged on their originality, creativity, story development and quality of the writing.

For all the competition information, including how to enter, just click on the word document below.