Insight Writing Competition 2020

Insight Publications Creative Writing Competition for 2020.

This competition aims to ignite a passion for creative writing in secondary-school students and to inspire the voices of the future.

Themes and word count

Each story must be written to the theme: A flash of inspiration. The word count should be as outlined below.

  • Year 7: 400 – 800 words
  • Year 8: 400 – 800 words
  • Year 9: 600 – 1100 words
  • Year 10: 600 – 1100 words
  • Year 11: 900 – 1400 words
  • Year 12: 900 – 1400 words

Stories must also be accompanied by a 100-word statement that addresses at least one of the following:

  • your motivation for writing
  • your creative inspiration
  • your aspirations for future writing.

This written statement will be used to help determine the winner of a special award that honours the legacy of a founding member of Insight Publications, Iris Breuer.

The Iris Breuer Writing Award will take both the short story and the written statement into account. This award seeks to recognise and celebrate young people’s engagement with and passion for writing and literature.

Prizes:

Year 7Year 8Year 9Year 10Year 11Year 12
First Prize: $200
Second Prize: $125
Third Prize: $50
First Prize: $200
Second Prize: $125
Third Prize: $50
First Prize: $250
Second Prize: $175
Third Prize: $100
First Prize: $250
Second Prize: $175
Third Prize: $100
First Prize: $300
Second Prize: $225
Third Prize: $150
First Prize: $300
Second Prize $225
Third Prize: $150

Iris Breuer Writing Award: $200

Insight Writing Competition 2019 – Winners

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