Kids’ writing comps

"hand writing"Here’s an up-to-date list of current Australian writing competitions for kids. Apart from the magazine’s writing competition, Alphabet Soup doesn’t have an affiliation with these competitions. Make sure you read each competition’s Terms and Conditions (i.e. rules).

Good luck!


Dorothy Mackellar Poetry Awards (Closes 30 June 2011)

Sally Odgers Aussie Schools Writing Contest (Closes 30 June 2011)

Alphabet Soup‘s winter 2011 poem comp (Closes 29 July 2011.)

Pilot Pen Creative Writing Scholarship writing comp (closes 31 July 2011)


The West Australian Young Writers Contest (closes 30 June 2011)

Randolph Stow Young Writers Awards 2011 (Only open to Geraldton area. Closes 8 July)

Write a Book In a Day (Teams must complete the challenge by 31 August 2011)


Sydney Youth Writing Competition (closes 21 June 2011)

Do you know of any other writing competitions for kids?