Writing Competition

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SONY Young Movellist of the Year

For writers aged between 13 – 19th years

“Are you the next J.K. Rowling, Michael Morpurgo or Malorie Blackman? Is there half a novel hidden in your desk or in a computer folder that could be the next Hunger Games? Or maybe you have an idea and just needed that little bit of inspiration to get writing…” from the website.http://www.movellas.com/competition/show/201302121559428767/young-movellist-of-the-year

 The Reading Agency is offering support for writers.

You could be the Sony Young Movellist of the Year!

This is a UK based competition with one international award.

The prizes:

1) The overall winner will be offered the opportunity to sign a publishing contract with Random House, including a £2,000 advance! They will also receive a Sony Reader.

2) The two runners-up will receive  Malorie Blackman’s entire teen backlist, published by Random House, and a Sony Reader.

3) The overall winner and the two runners-up will be invited to afternoon tea with Malorie Blackman, and will be able to bring a parent, guardian or friend each.

4) An international winner (selected by the Movellas team) will receive Malorie Blackman’s entire teen backlist, published by Random House, and a Sony Reader. Two runners-up will also receive Malorie’s backlist.

5) One winner (selected by the Reading Agency and Movellas community) who ONLY submitted the first three chapters of a novel (i.e. did not follow up with a full length novel – but why would you do that!?) will receive a mentoring session with a professional writer.

Here are the full terms and conditions 

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City of Rockingham 2012 Short Fiction Awards

City of Rockingham Writing Awards Opportunity 2012

Event Date 12 Oct 12

Event Location Rockingham

 2012 City of Rockingham Short Fiction Awards.

This is a national competition and the voucher prizes are transferrable.

Event Details link

Over $2000 in prizes on offer in three categories – an outstanding short story opportunity for writers of all ages.
 
Entry is free, and all entered stories must be inspired by, drawn upon, or use the theme of the artwork upon the entry form – Spring Breakers: Trigg, by Julie Silvester (2004, from the City of Rockingham Art Collection).
 

Prizes :

Open Awards
1st prize $400
2nd prize $200
3rd prize $100
Two commendations of $50
Over 50s
1st prize $400
2nd prize $200
3rd prize $100
Two commendations of $50
Young Writers Awards
1st prize $250
2nd prize $100
3rd prize $50
Rockingham Shopping Centre vouchers

This is a wonderful opportunity for budding young writers! Entries close 12th October, so plenty of time.