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River of Stories Awards

Theme

The things we love

Word limit

500, 1000 & 1500

Prize amount

Primary students
Winner: $50 + $200 for school library
Runners-up: $25 voucher

Secondary students
Winner: $100* + $200 for school library
Runners-up: $50 voucher

Closing date

EXTENDED to Monday 9 August 2021 - Midnight

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River of Stories is a writing competition for Primary and Secondary school students who reside in the Albury Wodonga region. It has been brought to the region by the Albury Hume Rotary Club since 2003.

Students in Years 3 to 12 are invited to submit a Short Story or a Poem relating to the theme of ‘The things we love’. Great prizes for the winning writers in each of the ten categories include the winner in each category receiving a $200 donation to their school library!


Short Story Competition

Years 3-4 and Years 5-6

Word limit

Years 3-4: 500
Years 5-6: 1000

Prizes

Winner: $50 & $200 for school library
Runners-up (x2): $25  voucher

Years 7-8, Years 9-10 and Years 11-12

Word limit

Years 7-8: 1000
Years 9-10 and Years 11-12: 1500

Prizes

Winner: $100 & $200 for school library
Runners-up (x2): $50 voucher

Enter Short Story Now


Poetry Competition

Years 3-4 and Years 5-6

Prizes

Winner: $50 & $200 for school library
Runners-up (x2): $25 voucher

Years 7-8, Years 9-10 and Years 11-12

Prizes

Winner: $100 & $200 for school library
Runners-up (x2): $50 voucher

Enter Poem Now

Teaching resources

Download our writing guides to assist with lesson planning and supporting your students to get the most out of entering our writing competitions.


Thank you to the generous sponsors of this competition


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