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Entries open for Mayor’s Writing Competition

The time is right for the budding young writers of Eurobodalla to win great prizes and have their works published in the 2020 Mayor’s Writing Competition.

Held for the past eleven years, the competition has celebrated and encouraged the literary talents of our community's young people aged between five and 18. This year, entrants can write on any theme and should let their imagination run wild.

The competition is for children and youth who live or go to school in Eurobodalla. Entries can be of any style of creative writing, with the judges looking for imaginative writing with a unique plot.

The competition offers great prizes with book vouchers for the winner and runner up in each age group, and all shortlisted stories will be published in the Mayor’s Writing Competition Anthology 2020; all finalist will receive a copy.

Mayor Liz Innes said the competition was a treasured event.

“It’s all about encouraging our young people to sit down and get writing. I’m always impressed with how creative the stories and poems are,” she said.

“With current events playing out locally and across the nation, it is more important than ever for kids to have a creative opportunity to express their feelings. Entries are open now and we’ll announce the winners in the Council Chamber on Friday 31 July.”

Entries close at 5pm on Friday 15 May. For more information or to enter visit https://www.esc.nsw.gov.au/home/news-and-events/mayors-writing-competition, or call in to one of the shire’s libraries.

Above: finalists for the 2019 Mayors Writing Competition

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