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River of Stories Awards

Theme

TBA

Word limit

500 or 1500

Prize amount

Stage 2 & 3
Winner: $50 + $200 for school library
Runners-up: $25 book voucher

Stages 4, 5 & 6
Winner: $100* + $200 for school library
Runners-up: $50 book voucher

Closing date

TBA

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

Students in Years 3 to 12 were invited to submit a Short Story or a Poem relating to the theme of ‘Change’. 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

Stage 2/Years 3-4 and Stage 3/Years 5-6

Word limit

500

Prizes

Winner: $50 Hume Bank Clancy Koala Account voucher & $200 for school library
Runners-up (x2): $25 book voucher

Stage 4/Years 7-8, Stage 5/Years 9-10 and Stage 6/Years 11-12

Word limit

1500

Prizes

Winner: $100 Hume Bank Clancy Koala Account voucher & $200 for school library
Runners-up (x2): $25 book voucher


Poetry Competition

Stage 2/Years 3-4 and Stage 3/Years 5-6

Prizes

Winner: $50 Hume Bank Clancy Koala Account voucher & $200 for school library
Runners-up (x2): $25 book voucher

Stage 4/Years 7-8, Stage 5/Years 9-10 and Stage 6/Years 11-12

Prizes

Winner: $100 Hume Bank Clancy Koala Account voucher & $200 for school library
Runners-up (x2): $25 book voucher

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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