Call for submissions to ScribbleInk Youth Literature Awards 2017

31/03/2017

Georges River Council is inviting local young people in Years 7 to 12 to enter the 2017 ScribbleInk Youth Literature Awards, which will be launched at Hurstville Library on Thursday 6 April.

The awards are a great opportunity to flex your creative writing muscles, be it through prose, poetry, short story or script writing.

There are cash prizes for both the Junior and Senior categories, and opportunities to launch your writing career.

The ScribbleInk Youth Literature Awards are one of the high calibre youth literature awards in the St George area.

Georges River Council Administrator John Rayner said the awards aim to showcase local talent and give young people a platform to share their stories.

“This is the fourth year the awards have been running, and this year they have been extended to include young writers from the Georges River area,” he said.

“ScribbleInk is a great initiative to promote creativity among younger writers, so I strongly encourage all budding authors to get involved,” he added.

The evening of the launch will begin with award-winning young adult fiction author, Will Kostakis speaking about his experience as a writer, offering practical creative writing advice and detailing how he got a book deal when he was in Year 12.

Running in conjunction with the awards launch is the launch of Telling Tales: an anthology of 2016 ScribbleInk Youth Literature Awards stories, with readings of selected stories as inspiration for entrants in the 2017 Awards.

Submissions are open from 31 March to 9 July 2017.

There are opportunities for entrants to receive guidance over the course of the submission period, as Will Kostakis will also be running free creative writing workshops during the April and July school holidays.

Awards Launch

Date:  Thursday 6 April, 2017
Time:  6.00pm – 7.30pm
Venue:  Hurstville Library
12-22 Dora Street, Hurstville

Light refreshments to be served

Workshops

April School Holidays: ‘Writing from Experience’

Date:  Tuesday 11 April, 2017
Time:  11.00am – 1.00pm
Venue: Hurstville Library
12-22 Dora Street, Hurstville
Date:  Tuesday 11 April, 2017
Time:  2.00pm – 4.00pm
Venue: Kogarah Library
Belgrave Street, Kogarah

July School Holidays: ‘Editing Essentials’

Date:  Tuesday 4 July, 2017
Time:  11.00am – 1.00pm
Venue: Hurstville Library
12-22 Dora Street, Hurstville
Date:  Tuesday 4 July, 2017
Time:  2.00pm – 4.00pm
Venue: Kogarah Library
Belgrave Street, Kogarah
 

Submissions

For more information on the competition and the workshops contact Georges River Libraries 9330 6111 or email.

Parking

3 hours free parking is available at Waratah Private Hospital, Hurstville and 3 hours paid parking at Derby Street Car Park, Kogarah. Additional parking opportunities are also available locally.