The Breeze “400 Words” Writing Competition

The Breeze is now taking entries for ‘400 Words’, The Breeze’s very own short story writing competition for Kiwi kids aged 13 and under. Entries close September 27th so now’s the time to get the budding young writers in your life to start writing.

How does it work? There are two categories: 9 & under and 10 to 13. Entrants have to write a short fictional story of no more than 400 Words to be in the draw for $400 cash, and books for their school library (1 x prize for each category). Selected stories will be read by well-known Kiwi’s, and the two winning stories by TV3’s Hilary Barry.

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Check back each week because we’ll have more information as the competition goes on, like tips from some of our judges and words of encouragement from well-known Kiwi’s. We thought that writing songs is a little like writing short stories, so who better to share her tips for writing than Jamie McDell.

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