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Insight Writing Competion 2018


Entries for the Insight Creative Writing Competition 2018 have now closed. Thank you to everyone one who entered. The longlist will be announced in the coming weeks.


Insight Publications is proud to announce its Creative Writing Competition for 2018. This competition aims to ignite a passion for creative writing in secondary-school students and to inspire the voices of the future.

Express your creativity and be in the running to share in over $3000 of cash prizes!

Themes and word count
Stories must explore the theme that corresponds with your year level, as outlined below.

  • Year 7: Truth and Lies (400 - 800 words)
  • Year 8: Fantasy and Reality (400 - 800 words)
  • Year 9: Love and Forgiveness (600 - 1100 words)
  • Year 10: Innocence and Guilt (600 - 1100 words)
  • Year 11: Fear and Courage (900 - 1400 words)
  • Year 12: Power and Wisdom (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.
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