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Creative young writers are invited to showcase their writing skills by taking part in the
City of Canterbury Bankstown’s annual Youth Week Creative Writing Competition.
Now in its ninth year, the competition is in partnership with Council, Bankstown-
based writers group, Sweatshop, and family mental health support service,
Sweatshop Director, Michael Mohammed Ahmad, who is on the judging panel this
year, encouraged entrants to submit stories about their identity.
“We want young people to submit stories about themselves – who they are and
where they come from, their culture and experience growing up in the Canterbury-
Bankstown area,” he said.
“We also encourage creativity, so song lyrics, poems, short stories, speeches, and
anything else you can put on paper.”
Administrator Richard Colley said this year’s competition, which follows the Youth
Week theme ‘Get involved, be heard, make a difference’, is open to young people
aged between 12–24 years.
“This is a great opportunity for budding writers to showcase their creative writing
skills and be in the running to have their work published in a book,” he said.
“It’s also a great way for young people to kick-start their writing career.”
The top 13 entries will get published in the annual Youth Week anthology while the
top three winners will receive a share of $300 in prize money, as well as being given
the opportunity to continue writing with Sweatshop.
Entries must be no more than 1,000 words and submitted by 5pm Friday 17 March.
To enter, or read the full terms and conditions, go to tinyurl.com/creativewritingcompetition or call 9789 9834.
21/02/2017 10:12 AM