The Palmerston Young Writer's Competition is open to students in years 2-6 living or attending school in the Palmerston and Rural areas. All writing and visual writing entries submitted are to be the original work of the student.

Teachers may assist students with brainstorming ideas and final proofreading. Entrants are eligible to enter more than one piece of writing in all categories.

Writing category entries will be judged by the Palmerston’s Own Writers Group. Visual Writing category entries will be judged by the Palmerston Library. 

The competition has the following categories:

  • Best short story
  • Best poem

  • Comic strip capers

  • Paint a picture

Winners will be notified via email.

Closing date for all competitions is Monday 25 June 2018.

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Young Writer's Festival