2019 Smart Alex Creative Writing Competition for Secondary Students
Would you like to enter an exciting creative writing competition? Entry is free and there is $3,000 in prize money!
For a second year, the Friends of the Turnbull Library are running the Smart Alex creative writing competition. This is open to all secondary school and secondary home-educated students in New Zealand and the South Pacific.
The aim is to celebrate the centenary of Alexander Turnbull and his remarkable legacy.
Secondary students are required to respond to or interpret an image from the collections of the Alexander Turnbull Library and produce either:
· a piece of creative writing
· an illustrated graphic story, or
· a written song/waiata.
Entries can be in English or te reo Māori.
Read Dylan Owen’s blog post for details on the competition along with tips for finding images and kick starting your creativity.
The competition opens 4 March 2019, and final entries must be received no later than 5pm Sunday 21 July 2019.
Winners and highly commended entries will be announced Thursday 19 September 2019.
The official entry form can be found on the Friends of the Turnbull Library website where there are also more details about the competition.
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David Riley (https://readingwarrior.com/)
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David is a teacher at Tangaroa College (Auckland) and an author of a range of books. His series on “Heroes” would be of particular interest to our gifted students. I also believe that 2E students would enjoy his style of writing.
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