Summer Sizzlers 2011

Summer Sizzlers 2011

OPENS 16/12/2011
CLOSES 27/01/2012


Competition Information

Entry is CLOSED in the Summer Holidays Writing Competition for 2011/2012! Students all over Australia are invited to enter their short stories OR poems, and battle it out for the great cash prizes on offer.

There is no theme!! Entrants are encouraged to let their imaginations run wild and get their creative juices flowing to write on ANY TOPIC and in ANY STYLE. Students from ALL GRADES are welcome to enter - Kindergarten to Grade 12.

Entry is FREE and all entries must submitted by the extended date of January 27th, 2012.

The Book 
Poems and short stories entered into the competition will be considered for inclusion into special summer paperback edition! Those selected will have the opportunity to purchase the edition at a discounted rate. 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize winners will receive a complimentary copy of the book.

Competition Prizes

1st        Your choice of a:
            * Nintendo Wii + game
            * Sony Digital Camera + 1GB memory card
            * 8GB Apple Ipod Nano + $100 music card
            * Nintendo DSi + game

First place winner, and their winning poem or short story, will also be featured in E-Zine For Kids
( – the online creative magazine for students AND all winners will receive a FREE 12 month subscription.

2nd       $150 Cash + 12 month subscription to E-Zine For Kids
3rd        $100 Cash + 12 month subscription to E-Zine For Kids

Competition Rules

1. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
2. All entrants must be entered as the age, grade and school attending as at December 1st, 2011.
3. Entries must not exceed 16 lines in length or 64 characters in width for poems and must not exceed 500 words for short stories.
4. Entries must be typed or neatly hand written. 
5. If insufficient entries have been received in the opinion of the organisers, Write4fun reserves the right to cancel the competition.
6. One entry per student only.
7. Co-written entries will be disqualified.
8. Entries are to be submitted no later than 5pm January 27th, 2012.
9. Copying an existing poem/story is called plagiarising and it is against the law. If plagiarism occurs, the entrant will be disqualified and their parents and teachers notified. Write4fun will not be held responsible for any plagiarised work entered into the competition.
10. The author's name, age, address, grade level and school must appear on the page with each entry.
11. Write4fun reserves the right to disqualify unsuitable entries.
12. All care will be taken but no responsibility will be accepted for any misplaced work.
13. No updated, revised versions of entries will be considered after initial entry.
14. All prize winners will be notified by mail and a winners list will be available to view on our website. was established in 1997, and since then we have successfully completed numerous short story and poetry competitions and publications.
We receive an overwhelming positive feedback each year from the teachers, parents and students who have involvement in these competitions and publications, and we will continue to strive to attain this level of excellence with each competition we hold.


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