Write Now! Children's Literary Award
Write Now! is an exciting opportunity for children aged 5-12 years to develop their writing skills and be in the running for some great prizes.
The competition is held every year, with entries opening in April and closing in June. Winners are announced in a special awards presentation during Children's Book Week in August.
Entry packs can be downloaded or collected from any Maitland City Library branch from April.
Writing workshops are held at every library branch during May to assist entrants in developing their stories and include the following topics:
- Workshop 1 - Researching your topic and choosing a text type for your audience
- Workshop 2 - Constructing your text, including drafting, revising and conferencing
- Workshop 3 - Editing, publishing and presenting your writing diary
The Write Now! Children’s Literary award is sponsored by the Friends of Maitland City Library in partnership with Maitland City Library and the University of Newcastle's Faculty of Education.
The award encourages literacy development, fosters creativity and promotes pride in achievement for children of the local area.
|Winner||Lily Szabo||Nillo Infants School|
|Highly commended||Harry McCosker||Vacy Public School|
|Winner||Claire Thompson||Hunter Valley Grammar School|
St John the Baptist School Aberglasslyn
|Winner||Oscar Duggan||Iona Public School|
|Highly commended||Eaden Dawson||Iona Public School|