Writing competitions are a great way to test a writer's creative skills, create a motivation to write and a concrete goal, and achieve - with any luck! - publication.
Why not check out the competitions below!
Please note, the writing competitions listed on this page are not endorsed by the CWEP.
We recommend checking the entry requirements and opening/closing dates.
Students should check with their carers or teachers before entering a competition.
Please beware that some of the competitions have a small entry fee.
(creative non-fiction for young regional writers)
(for Qld youth 18-25yrs)
(open to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in Qld Grades 7-12)
(open to Qld students Grades 5 -12)
(for 16 years and over)
(for children and young adults who are blind or low visioned)
(includes a category for secondary students)
(free for youth)
(age range: up to 17 years)
(for students Grades 5-12)
(for writers12-18 years; includes an entry fee)
(age range: 3 categories across Year 4-Year 12)
(age range: Year 7-9; Year 10-12)
(age range: up to 18 years; includes entry fee)
(age range: up to 19 years)
(age range: up to 18 years)
(age range: K to 16 years)
(Age range: up to 18 years)
(age range: 11-21years; free entry)
(free entry; prose and poetry)
(age range: Year 9-Year 12)
(age range: 13-19 years)