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2020
Creative Kids Tales
Writing Competition

Theme: Open 

Opens: 14th September 2020

Closes: 31st October 2020

Late entries will not be accepted

Winners announced: 1st December 2020 via the Creative Kids Tales website and the Creative Kids Tales Network Group on Facebook.

Price: Only $10 (per entry)

Competition Closed

Georgie's having a milestone birthday, so we decided to run a competition!

My family – ‘What do you want for your milestone birthday this year?’

Me – ’21 is such a tricky age to buy for. Hmm what about some new stories?’

My family – ‘Abracadabra, a Creative Kids Tales writing competition it is!’

So, the cat’s out of the bag. I’m turning 21 again. Woo hoo! Ok, plus another 29 years. To celebrate my 50 milestone, I want to spend my birthday month being inspired by wonderful adventures. As a thank you, I’m offering prizes that will greatly assist you in your writing aspirations.

There is no theme, surprise me with your funny, moving, inspirational stories of up 600 words suitable for children aged up to 12 years old.

You can enter as many times as you like.

At only $10 (per entry) it’s a bargain!

PRIZES

1st Prize

A CKT Author Personal Training package.

Value $297

2nd Prize

A detailed critique of their entry through the
Creative Kids Tales Manuscript Assessment service.

Value $100

3rd Prize

a One year membership with Creative Kids Tales

Value $40

2 x Highly Commended places will also be awarded

Details

Theme: Open 

Opens: 14th September 2020

Closes: 31st October 2020

Late entries will not be accepted

Winners announced: 1st December 2020 via the Creative Kids Tales website and the Creative Kids Tales Network Group on Facebook.

Prize winners and Highly Commended recipients will receive feedback on their entries. Names of the winners and HC recipients will be published on the Creative Kids Tales website and social media channels.

Here’s how to enter

Email entries to:

Email submissions accepted only.

Hard copy submissions NOT accepted.

Use the subject line: Happy Birthday, Georgie!

Conditions of Entry

  • Submissions must be original work by the addressee only.
  • The cover page must contain the author's name, contact information, the manuscript title and word count.
  • The author’s name and manuscript title must appear in the header of each page, top right.
  • Page x of y must appear in the page footer, bottom right.
  • The manuscript must be in 12-point Times New Roman font with left justification, double-spaced with an indent to indicate new paragraphs.
  • Use 3cm margins at the top, bottom, left and right of each page.
  • Submissions can be either as a Word document or PDF.
  • Entries by Australian residents aged between 18 - 110 years old. Your story must appeal to children aged between 3 - 12 years of age.
  • 600-word limit (entries over this limit will be disqualified without further correspondence).
  • No illustrations or illustration notes to be included.

Entry Fee

$10 per entry

Direct deposit

St George Bank

Account name: Georgie Donaghey

BSB: 112 879 

Account number: 441568339

Time is running out to get your entry in