August 18, 2017

Whakatane Friends of the Library Short Story Competition 2008

Below are details of a nationwide writing competition which may be of interest to home educators


* Whakatane Friends of the Library Short Story Competition 2008*

*Open Section Short Story. *

Entries must not exceed 1,500 words. Entry must be original and previously unpublished.

All entries must be typed in double spacing.

*The open section is proudly sponsored by:*

*Norske Skog. Opus International Consultants Ltd. Friends of the Library.*

*Open Section Winner: $500*

*And in addition there are two Merit Prizes of $100*

*To enable the winner to attend the prize giving, a night for two (should the winner live out of town):*

*At Bay Hotel Units.*

*Local Entry Prize: $150* proudly sponsored by *Radio 1XX.*

*With author’s consent the winning story will be published in the fiction section of ‘Bay Weekend.’*

Entry Fee: $7.00 for *one* story (this includes a $2 processing fee).

Two stories for $10.

Three stories $15.00

Four stories $20.00

*Under eighteen divisions.*

*Age must appear on the entry form. There is an entry fee of $5.00 for one or two stories.*

*Entry fee may be shared within school class or family – e.g. brother and sister.*

*1. For writers aged fourteen to seventeen years. *

Entries must not exceed 1,000 words. All entries must be typed in double spacing. Entry must be original and previously unpublished.

*First prize: $150* proudly sponsored by *New World** Whakatane.*

* Local Entry Prize: $100* proudly sponsored by *New World** Whakatane.*

*2. For writers aged nine to thirteen.*

Entries must not exceed 750 words. Entries may be hand written.

*First Prize: $100* book voucher proudly sponsored by *Whitcoulls.*

* Local Entry Prize: $50* book voucher proudly sponsored by* Whakatane Printers.*

*3. For writers aged eight years and under.*

*No entry fee***

Entries must not exceed 500 words. Entries may be hand written.

*First Prize: $50 book voucher* proudly sponsored by *Whitcoulls.*

* Local Entry Prize: $50 book voucher* proudly sponsored by *His Worship the Mayor*.

*Special Award*: /The Pat Gibbons Award/ for the young author who is deemed to be /going places/.

Winning story in each division published in /Christchurch// School// for Young Writers’/ “Write On” magazine.”

And the fiction section of /“Bay Weekend.”/

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Local entries must be within the boundaries of the Whakatane, Kawerau and Opotiki District Councils.

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*An entry form and fee (where applicable) must accompany all entries** -* photocopies accepted – author’s name not to appear on manuscript – word count must appear on manuscript. The official prize giving will be held in May.

For comments and results please include a SASE. The judge’s decision is final.

*Closing date: 30^th March 2008.*

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*Entry form. _Please circle which division_ – Open – Youth **(under eighteen).*

Title of entry………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Name………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….* *

*Age if entering Youth Division*……………

Postal address………………………………………………………………………………………..

Email……………………………………………………………………………………………………..

Telephone………………………………………….

Entries should be submitted unfolded in an A4 envelope, manuscripts will not be returned –

Post Entries to: *Friends of the Whakatane District Libraries. *

*P.O. Box** 361**. Whakatane 3120. New Zealand.*

*Entries are accepted from January 2008 until 30^th March 2008.*

*The */‘Open section’/* is for all age groups.*

*This is a nationwide competition, and */yes/* – we also accept entries from overseas.*

*Please make the entry fee cheque to: */Whakatane Friends of the Library./

*The winning entries are decided by a panel of judges…i.e. */Readers’ Choice/*.*

*If you include a self-addressed-envelope – you will receive a judging panel critique.*

*If you require any further information you can email:*

*Val Bird – _thebirds@xtra.co.nz_*

*Winsome Mitchell – jimwinmitchell@clear.net.nz*

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  1. terrie paterson says:

    when are results anounced?

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