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Short Story Competition for Young Writers

Information about a Short Story Competition for young writers aged between 9 and 18 years, hosted by Whangarei Friends of the Library in conjunction with Whangarei Libraries.
Updated: 19/12/2019 3:44 p.m.

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Whangarei Friends of the Library short story writing competition

Whangarei Friends of the Library in conjunction with Whangarei Libraries are hosting a short story competition for young writers between 9 and 18 years. Over $1,000 in prizes to be won!

Note: Entry is open only to residents of Whangarei District area.

Prizegiving Ceremony

Monday 20 November, 5 pm in Cafler Suite, Forum North, 7 Rust Ave, Whangarei.

All welcome.


​ Age Group  ​1st 2nd 3rd ​4th, 5th & 6th
​ 15 to 18 years ​ $200 ​ $100  ​$50 ​ $20 book voucher
​ 12 to 14 years ​ $150 ​ $75  ​$50 ​ $20 book voucher
​ 9 to 11 years ​ $100  ​$50 ​ $20 ​ $10 book voucher


Closing Date

Entries closed on 24 October 2017.

How to enter

Write a short story on any subject in no more than 1,500 words.

Please attached the following to your entry:

  • Name
  • Age
  • Phone number
  • Postal and email address

Submit Entries

  • Take your entry to the information desks at: Whangarei Central, Onerahi, Kamo, Tikipunga Libraries or the Mobile Library when it is visiting your area
  • Email your entry attached as a Word or PDF document to:  
    with Friends of the Library Short Story Competition in the subject field.

More Information

Contact Howeth Mountain 09 436 2007



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