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River of Stories Awards

Theme

Playing with story

Word limit

500, 1,000 & 1,500

Prize amount

Primary students
Winner: $50* + $300 for school library
Runners-up: $25 book voucher

Secondary students
Winner: $100* + $300 for school library
Runners-up: $50 book voucher

Closing date

Enter using links below. Entries close at midnight on Monday 25 July

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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.

Each year, students in Years 3 to 12 are invited to submit short stories and poems relating to a theme. The theme this year is 'Playing with story', which corresponds with the Festival theme for WAM 2022.

Students are invited to submit their entries below. Entry is free and students may submit a maximum of two poems and two short stories in their age category.


Short Story Competition

Categories: Years 3-4 & 5-6

Word limit

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

Prizes in each category

Winner: $50* & $300 for school library
Runners-up (x2): $25  voucher

Categories: Years 7-8, 9-10 & 11-12

Word limit

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

Prizes in each category

Winner: $100* & $300 for school library
Runners-up (x2): $50  voucher

Enter Short Story Now

* Cash prizes will come in the form of a Hume Bank account or as a deposit into an existing Hume account.


Poetry Competition

Categories: Years 3-4 & 5-6

Prizes in each category

Winner: $50* & $300 for school library
Runners-up (x2): $25 voucher

Categories: Years 7-8, 9-10 & 11-12

Prizes in each category

Winner: $100* & $300 for school library
Runners-up (x2): $50 voucher

No word limits in the poetry division.

Enter Poem Now

* Cash prizes will come in the form of a Hume Bank account or as a deposit into an existing Hume account.


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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