Smart Alex Creative-Writing Competition for Secondary School Students

The Friend of the Turnbull Library is proud to declare their exciting contest the “Smart Alex Creative-Writing Competition for Secondary School Students”. The contest is open to all students who are currently attending a secondary school in New Zealand or in the Pacific Islands and includes secondary home-educated students.

The competition is divided into two parts one for 9-10 years old students and second for 11-13 years old students. The award will be distributed in two categories- first 9-10 years old winner student will get $500 and second 11-13 years old winner student will receive $1,000.

Who May Eligible:

To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the following criteria:

  • Students should enroll in a secondary school in New Zealand or in the Pacific Islands, and includes secondary home-educated students.
  • Students must be a citizen of New Zealand or Pacific Islands.
  • Age limit for this contest is 9-13

How to Apply & Competitions Rules:

To participate, the applicants must submit an application online form through the given link:

http://www.turnbullfriends.org.nz/smart-alex-creative-writing-competition-entry-form/

Rules:

  • For Years 9-10, the word limit is 250 words, or up to 3 A4 pages if including illustrations.
  • For Years 11-13, the word limit is 500 words, or up to 6 A4 pages if including illustrations.
  • Entries may be in English or Te Reo Māori.
  • All entries must be the original work of the entrant.
  • There is a limit of one entry per student.
  • The competition commences on 7 March 2018.
  • Winners will be contacted through their school, or, if home-schooled, through the contact provided on the entry form.
  • All entries must be attached (as a PDF, TXT or Word attachment) to the official entry form, which is on the FoTL website.
  • All entries must include the Alexander Turnbull Library reference number of the item you’re writing about.
  • All entries (excerpts or in full) may be used by FoTL and the Alexander Turnbull Library for publicity purposes.
  • Prize-winning and highly commended entries will be considered for publication online or in print. Copyright will remain with the individual writers.

 Benefits:

There are two categories of the prize as the following:

Years 9-10 old winner students will be awarded by

  • Winner: $500
  • Runner-up: $200
  • The winner’s school library also receives a $150 book token.

And years 11-13 old winner students will get

  • Winner: $1,000 cash
  • Runner-up: $300 cash
  • The winner’s school library also receives a $150 book token.
  • Students with highly commended entries will receive a certificate.

Application Deadline:

All applications must be submitted before 22 July 2018.

Original Website

If you have any questions regarding the competition process, send an email to fergiehill@xtra.co.nz