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Entries open for 2017 Mayor’s Writing Competition

Budding young writers have a window of opportunity to win great prizes and have their works published in the 2017 Mayor’s Writing Competition.

Held for the past nine years, the competition celebrates and encourages the literary talents of our community's youth.

For the first time a theme has been introduced to get the creative juices flowing: ‘Window’. All writing submitted must incorporate the word ‘Window’ in the text.

Writers aged between age five and 18 who live or go to school in Eurobodalla can submit work to the competition. Age categories this year are 5-6, 7-9, 10-12, 13-15 and 16-18 years.

Entries can be in any style of creative writing, including short stories, poetry and essays.

Great prizes are on offer and shortlisted stories in each category will be published in the Mayor’s Writing Competition Anthology 2017, which will be given to finalists.

Mayor Liz Innes said the competition would be judged by a panel comprising Eurobodalla Writers' Group members.

“The judges will be looking for imaginative writing with a unique plot,” she said.

“We just want young people to get writing, be creative and have fun. Let’s communicate.”

Entry forms are at Batemans Bay, Moruya and Narooma libraries and on Council's website, Entries opened on Monday 6 February and close Friday 5 May 2017 at 5pm.

Clr Innes will announce the winners in the Council Chambers on Thursday 27 July 2017.

For more information about the competition contact or visit your local library or go to Media Release

Above: Mayor Liz Innes reads the 2016 Mayor's Writing Competition Anthology

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