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THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO ENTERED! THE SHORTLIST HAS NOW BEEN ANNOUNCED.
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   Our Judges:

   Click below to read information on each member of our judging panel.
Alice PungSofie LagunaMichael PryorEliza Henry-JonesWill KostakisDanielle Binks
Insight Publications is proud to announce its inaugural annual writing competition that aims to ignite a passion for creative writing in secondary school students and inspire the voices of the future.

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

Starting Sentences and Themes
All stories for Years 7 - 10 must begin with the starting sentence given for each year level. All stories for Years 11 and 12 must be written to the given theme.

Starting sentences
Year 7: "The storm outside was monstrous."
Year 8: "If I squinted and held the paper at just the right angle, I could make out a faint outline..."
Year 9: "Sometimes, on our way home from school, we'd see him walking towards the bush."
Year 10: "They say I've been sleepwalking again. They say I keep going back to the same place."

Theme
Year 11 & 12: "Making the Most of Life".

To Enter

Entries for Insight's Creative Writing Competition 2017 have now closed.

Prizes:
Year 7 - Winner Prize: $300
Year 7 - Runner-up Prize: $150
Year 7 - Highly Commended Prize: $75

Year 8 - Winner Prize: $300
Year 8 - Runner-up Prize: $150
Year 8 - Highly Commended Prize: $75

Year 9 - Winner Prize: $400
Year 9 - Runner-up Prize: $200
Year 9 - Highly Commended Prize: $100

Year 10 - Winner Prize: $400
Year 10 - Runner-up Prize: $200
Year 10 - Highly Commended Prize: $100

Year 11 - Winner Prize: $500
Year 11 - Runner-up Prize: $250
Year 11 - Highly Commended Prize: $125

Year 12 - Winner Prize: $500
Year 12 - Runner-up Prize: $250
Year 12 - Highly Commended Prize: $125