Saturday, January 9, 2010

Urban Care Poetry on Palmy Competition

Urban Care in associate with The Tribune community newspaper and Bruce McKenzie Booksellers are taking entries for the Poetry on Palmy competition. Embrace, enjoy, express your feelings in verse for the city of Palmerston North, New Zealand. The poetry competition closes on 20 February 2010.

Age Groups
5 to 10 years
11 to 15 years
16 years plus

1st Prize $50
2nd Prize $30
3rd Prize $20
in each category

plus entries may be selected for publication in a booklet

Joy Ogier and Bruce McKenzie

Post Submissions To: Urban Care, PO Box 233, Palmerston North
Email Submissions To:
or drop off to Manawatu Standard, The Square, Palmerston North

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Young Persons Short Story Competition

Friends of Whangerei Libraries are holding a short story competition open to young writers. Cash prizes and book vouchers will awarded to the winners. The writing competition closes on 28 February 2010.

Age Groups
9 - 11 years
1st: $100
2nd: $50
3rd: $25 book voucher

12 - 14 years
1st: $200
2nd: $100
3rd: $25 book voucher

15-18 years1st: $300
2nd: $150
3rd: $25 book voucher

Submission Details
  • Short story on any subject of not more than 1,500 words.
  • Include details of the following with your entry: name, age, phone number and postal address

Drop entries off at Whangarei Central, Kamo, Onerahi or Tikipunga Libraries.