Memories and Milestones
Write a poem (up to 16 lines) that draws on your own experiences. Ordinary or exciting, think about memories that might be relatable to other young people.
See our blog for prompts and notes.
Terms and Conditions below
Years 4-6 - Two winners $30 Scorpio Books Voucher
Years 7-8 - Two winners $30 Scorpio Books Voucher
Years 9-10 - Two winners $30 Scorpio Books Voucher
Many thanks to Scorpio Books for assisting with prizes for this competition.
DEADLINE: FRIDAY 15th April 2023
Write On - Competition Submission Guidelines, Terms and Conditions
Please read the, competition guidelines, terms and conditions below.
All submissions must be via our online form using the ENTER NOW button above.
Please take a moment to check your writing- is it your very best work?
Poem limit: 16 lines
Ask a teacher or parent to read it over and give you some feedback.
Please format your work in size 12, Times New Roman, black.
No pictures or illustrations please - let your wonderful writing create the pictures.
Please make sure the title of your entry is at the top of your page.
All entries will be judged blind, so please do not include your name or school on your entry.
Work can be entered as .doc or .pdf files only.
Please make sure you pay your entry fee. This goes towards paying the judges. We are a charitable organisation. Please pay your entry fee ($5.00 per individual entry, or $25.00 for each six entries from a school to our Bank Account : The School for Young Writers 03 1704 0036137 000 Code: Your surname (individuals) or your school’s name (groups) Reference: COMPETITION). Schools with multiple entries may request an invoice.
No simultaneous submissions - please don’t send your writing to another publication or competition until after June 1 2023
If you are selected as a winner we may make small edits prior to publication.
Closing date: Friday April 15 2023
Winning entries will be published in Write On: Issue 60 July 2023. Winners will be contacted mid May 2023
No correspondence will be entered in to. The judges’ decision is final.