Writ­ing prize open

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - STREET WATCH -

EN­TRIES for the City of South Perth Young Writ­ers Award (SPYWA) are now open. In­au­gu­rated in 1987, the award en­cour­ages ex­cel­lence in cre­ative writ­ing from school-aged chil­dren who live or at­tend school in the City of South Perth. This year marks SPYWA’s 30th an­niver­sary. Since its in­cep­tion, more than 18,000 young writ­ers have en­tered. Each year, the win­ning en­tries are pro­duced into an an­thol­ogy, which is avail­able to view at South Perth Li­brary. The 2016 com­pe­ti­tion is open to stu­dents from years 1- 12 who live or go to school in the City. En­tries are to be orig­i­nal works up to 1500 words long. The com­pe­ti­tion closes on May 14. More at www.south­perth.wa.gov.au.

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