Writing prize open
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.