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Summer writing competition – win a $20 book voucher!

Entries close 21 JANUARY 2012

Write a poem no longer than 12 lines. Your poem should contain the word ‘dragon.’

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

Your entry can be handwritten or typed. Make a copy of your entry as we cannot return entries.

A $20 book voucher is awarded to the winner in three age categories: Under 7s, Under 9s, and Under 12s.

Happy writing!

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Winter 2011 Alphabet Soup — out now!

Issue 11 cover, Alphabet Soup magazineThe eleventh issue of Alphabet Soup magazine (yay! yay!) was posted yesterday. If you are a subscriber, keep an eye on your letterbox.

Here’s what you’ll find inside the winter issue:

  • Q&A with author, Wendy Orr
  • Meet a beekeeper
  • Writing tips for kids from The Book Chook
  • Stories by Michele Purcell and Emma Cameron
  • Poetry by Edel Wignell, Jackie Hosking and Lorraine Marwood
  • Stories, poems and book reviews by kids
  • Crossword
  • Our winter writing competition
  • Our annual design-a-cover competition

and more!

Later today we’ll be posting the Q&A with Wendy Orr and on Monday we’ll be posting the winning stories from our recent story-writing competition. So stay tuned!

Subscribe to Alphabet Soup magazine

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Summer 2010 writing comp!

Win a $20 book voucher!

"Writing a poem"Write a poem up to 10 lines long (shorter is fine). Your poem must include the word ‘snap.’ Include a competition entry form—you can print one from Alphabet Soup‘s website.

ENTRIES CLOSE 7 JANUARY 2011. (We’ll accept entries postmarked 7 January.)

This writing competition is open to children aged 12 and under. Entries are judged in 3 age categories.

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Bush Poetry Comp closing 30 June 2010

If you like to write bush poetry, there’s still time to get your entry in for the Bryan Kelleher Literary Award. It’s a bush poetry competition run by Australian Unity in association with the Australian Natives’ Association and Henry Lawson Memorial and Literary Society.

There are three $100 prizes to be won in the Young Achiever category. You can find details and download an entry form from the Australian Unity website. (Terms and conditions are on their left-hand side menu.)

Entries close 30 June 2010.

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Bush poetry competition – closes 30 October 2009

The Wool Wagon Awards 2009

We’ve just heard that this bush poetry competition accepts entries in a ‘Junior section’ for bush poetry in Performance and Written categories. Entries close on 30 October 2009 (but we’ve heard that this might be extended, so you could call the organisers to confirm the deadline if you need to check this).

Prize money is awarded for first, second, third and fourth places!

Find all the details and download an entry form from the Australian Bush Poets Assoc website.

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Kids’ Writing Competition: spring 2009

Spring 2009 Writing Competition: entries close 3 October 2009.Kids with giant pumpkin

This competition is open to children aged 12 and under. Entries are judged in three age categories.

Win a $20 book voucher!

Write a poem up to 10 lines long (shorter is fine!) about a vegetable you find growing in a garden. Include a competition entry form (available from our website). We will accept handwritten and typed entries. Keep a copy of your entry as we cannot return entries.

See competition rules on the entry form, and get writing!

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Spring ’09 issue coming your way!

If you are a subscriber, the spring issue of Alphabet Soup should be in your letter Cover of issue 4box early next week!

Inside you will find:

  • Q&A with Mark Greenwood
  • Curiosity corner—we talk to a family about growing vegies in their garden
  • Writing tips from the Book Chook
  • Stories, poems and book reviews
  • Kids’ writing (more stories, poems, book reviews and artwork!)
  • Crossword
  • Details of our spring writing competition!

See our website for info about our writing and design-a-cover comps, and for info about how to subscribe: www.alphabetsoup.net.au.