Feb 25, 2019

Write4Fun Poetry and Short Story Writing Competition

  • Crimson Education
  • Australia


Write4fun encourages young student writers and artists with fantastic competitions, by publishing top quality books, and by conducting interactive, fun workshops across Australia.

In the organisation's Poetry and Short Story Writing Competition, students can win significant prizes in each category. One talented writer in each division (poetry & short story) will receive $1,000 as First Prize (with $500 going to the winning school and $500 to the student) PLUS the choice of either a $500 Rebel Sport Gift Voucher OR an Apple iPad 32GB OR an Xbox One X OR a PlayStation 4. Write4fun also awards one Second Prize in each division of $250 and one Third Prize of $150. In addition, 15 Finalists will receive a Write4fun Gift Pack.

Poems and short stories entered into the competition will be considered for inclusion into the 2020 Write4fun anthology. Those selected will have the opportunity to purchase the edition at a discounted rate. 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizewinners will receive a complimentary copy of the book.

For more information visit the official website here

Type of Opportunity

Extracurricular Activity

Age Range




Open submissions. However, only selected students win prizes or are offered publication.

Participation Cost


Minimum Technical Skill Needed


No technical skills required, but ability in creative writing is necessary to do well

Time Commitment


Variable depending on how much time student wants to spend and which contest student wants to enter. Students are only allowed to submit either one poem or one short story, not both.

Application Deadline

TBA for 2020

Application Process Includes

Poem (no more than 16 lines) or short story (no more than 500 words) and online submission form