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Win a $20 book voucher! (Spring writing comp for kids.)

Our spring writing competition for 2010 closes on Friday 22 October 2010.

The bad news is that we haven’t had as many entries as we usually find in our PO Box. The good news is, there’s still time to enter! (And we can’t guarantee that you’ll win, but with fewer entries you have a slightly better chance of winning. But shhhh, we didn’t tell you that.)

"Child writing, illustration by Greg Mitchell"For this competition, you have to write a funny story about a musician—maybe that scared off a few writers but we’re sure you can write something funny about a crazy conductor or a brass player who likes blowing bubbles out of his tuba, or … a dog howling whenever his neighbour practises the recorder … or … ___________________<– enter your own idea here.

The competition is judged in 3 age categories: under 7s, under 9s and under 12s and there are $20 book vouchers to be won.

Here are the details:


Entries close 22 October 2010

Write a funny story about a musician. Length: up to 350 words—shorter is fine. Your entry can be handwritten or typed.

Include a competition entry form. This may be printed from the website, photocopied, or contact us to have one emailed or posted to you.

We accept emailed entries (if you include a scan of the entry form) and entries postmarked 22 October.

Good luck!