Express Media is excited to be partnering with Yewbert Blotter to present a special writing competition for young writers aged under 18 living in the the local government areas of Moyne, Glenelg, or Warrnambool.
Yewbert Blotter is a project that has at its core a desire to provide a place for young people to create and submit with confidence and explore their own artistic capabilities and those of their peers.
The 2013 Yewbert Blotter Young Writers Prize is for writers aged under 18, and asks you to submit a 1,000 word story using the story started provided by the Editor of Voiceworks, Kat Muscat:
Grandfather always kept the back door open. It let in a gritty draft and his racing pigeons. Meant he got mad if anyone moved too quick and startled them, which was almost impossible to avoid within such a small space. It was the morning after Boxing Day; most of the extended family had already left. Alex chewed on some cold roast potatoes, watching one of Grandfather’s prize winners wobble around the kitchen. Her cousin’s heavy steps shook the house as he entered the room.
‘I hate these dumb birds.’ He said, then ‘let’s go. Let’s do something.’
The first prize for the competition will be $500, with a second prize of $200 and third prize of $100. All place-getters will also receive a one-year subscription toVoiceworks magazine, a certificate of their achievement, and have their stories published on Virgule, the Voiceworks blog.
Submissions will be judged by the team at Voiceworks.
Winners will be announced by the Voiceworks Editor at a special workshop andVoiceworks launch event at BLARNEY BOOKS & ART on Saturday July 13, 2013 from 3-5pm.
To enter, please download the entry form by clicking here .
Entries close 5pm Sunday July 7 2013.
For more information, please email email@example.com