Feb 19, 2019

NZ Writers College Short Story Competition

  • Crimson Education
  • NZ
Specialist Essay Editing Competition Skill Building


The NZ Writers College Short Story Competition provides young writers with the chance to craft creative pieces inspired by a given annual theme.

Judges grade pieces of work on originality, readability, characterisation, imagery and use of language, among other criteria for First Place, Runner-up, and Third Place. Other outstanding pieces of work are also awarded Highest Honours, Honours, and Honourable Mention. Awards include cash prizes as well as publication in an anthology of winning stories for First and Second Prizes.

For further information visit the official website here

Type of Opportunity

Extracurricular Activity

Age Range




Beginner writers

Participation Cost


No significant costs for entry.

Minimum Technical Skill Needed


Short story writing skills are required.

Time Commitment


Short story submission

Application Deadline

To be announced for 2020

Application Process Includes

Submissions can be made via email. Applications for 2020 are yet to open.