Hibiscus Coast Children’s Writing Competition, Year 5 & 6's
Competition closed on 16 September 2011
RESULTS ANNOUNCED 25 OCTOBER 2011
The members of the Hibiscus Coast Writers Group would like to encourage budding writers in primary schools by offering them the chance of publication. We are once again hosting a competition for Year 5 and 6 students in the Hibiscus Coast area. The inaugural 2010 competition saw over 200 entries from 8 local schools. 2011’s competition invitation was extended to 10 local schools, so proved even more exciting.
In 2011 year Hibiscus Coast Writers was lucky enough to ‘team up’ with well known local children’s author, Stu Duval (www.studuval.co.nz). In addition to offering his books as prizes, Stu held a one-off Writers Boot Camp for the Year 5 & 6 Hibiscus Coast scholars on Friday, June 24th, 2011 at Gulf Harbour School (65 Alec Craig Way, Gulf Harbour). The workshop was a tremendous success and children went away feeling inspired and fired-up to write.
Students have had several months to work on their competition portfolio of three pieces of writing (all writing must be the author’s own work). Each author has had to submit a fiction, a non-fiction (personal experience) and a poem. One of each category. Stories - max 750 words.
The best stories and poems will be published in an anthology. Winners in each category will receive a novel written by Stu Duval and medals, with the overall and most promising writer will also receiving the Val Shearer Memorial Trophy as well as an engraved pen, sponsored by MariaJames Gifts & Engraving (www.mariajames.co.nz/). All the published authors will win a copy of the anthology.
Judging will be by a sub-committee of Hibiscus Coast Writers.
Schools will be notified of the results on October 25th, 2011 via e-mail. Results will also be posted here on our webite.
As in 2010, Hibiscus Coast Writers will once again request illustrations (from the Year 5 & 6’s) relating to the winning written pieces. Notification of this will be e-mailed to the same schools early in Term 4. Publication of the anthology should be late November 2011. The anthology will then be presented to the schools together with the prizes.
For further information, view our website or contact Competition Secretary Tanya Gouws on firstname.lastname@example.org.