Com­pe­ti­tion for all writ­ers

Auckland City Harbour News - - News -

Bud­ding writ­ers are urged to sharpen their pen­cils and com­pete for $1500 worth of prizes in this year’s West­ern Dis­tricts Short Story Com­pe­ti­tion.

The an­nual con­test draws en­tries from all over the re­gion and is open to every­one. It in­cludes cat­e­gories for in­ter­me­di­ate and secondary school pupils.

All manuscripts must be orig­i­nal and pre­vi­ously un­pub­lished.

En­tries close on Oc­to­ber 10 and must not ex­ceed 2000 words.

The over­all win­ner will be flown to Auck­land for the awards on Novem­ber 6.

Ac­com­mo­da­tion will also be pro­vided.

“En­cour­age­ment is the ob­jec­tive of the com­pe­ti­tion,” or­gan­iser David Knight says. “It is hoped that this com­pe­ti­tion will give writ­ers an ob­jec­tive to achieve and im­prove their con­fi­dence to try other con­tests.”

Email wdssc@xtra. co.nz for in­for­ma­tion and de­tails or send a stamped, self-ad­dressed en­ve­lope to WDSSC, PO Box 83-065, Ed­mon­ton, Waitakere city.

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