EPIC Short Story Competition

Written on the 18 June 2016

THE FOOTPATH LIBRARY LAUNCHES THE 2016 EPIC! SHORT STORY COMPETITION Sydney, 31 March 2016

The Footpath Library is thrilled to announce the 2016 EPIC! Short Story Competition for primary and secondary students across the country. The competition opens on the first day of Term 3 in each State and Territory, closing on 30 September 2016. This year's theme is 'Friendship' and according to the program co-ordinator, Meredith Jaffé, each year has seen the competition grow in popularity.

"In 2015 we received more than 400 entries from school students around Australia. We have high hopes for an even bigger year in 2016, given the interest and support we've received to date," said Ms Jaffé. This is the third year The Footpath Library has organised an EPIC! competition. In 2014 the theme was 'Courage'. Last year students addressed the theme 'Home is'.

 The Footpath Library's EPIC! Short Story Competition provides an awesome opportunity for school students to exercise their creative selves, have some fun, get involved in a fantastic cause, have their work read by top Aussie authors and maybe even bring a little glory to their school. Oh, and did I mention the cool prizes?" There are two age categories, primary and secondary, and students can submit short stories of up to 300 words on the theme of 'Friendship'. Winners and Honour Rolls for both primary and secondary categories will be announced in Term 4 2016.

For more information about the competition please visit here.

For 12 years The Footpath Library has enriched the quality of life for homeless people by encouraging literacy and connection through books. Collecting books from the public and publishers, the dedicated team of over 100 volunteers operate branches that service more than 120 libraries in hostels and refuges in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth. For further information about The Footpath Library, please visit: http://footpathlibrary.org. 

In 2016 the EPIC! Short Story Competition is being sponsored by new Sydney-based publisher, For Pity Sake Publishing. Jennifer McDonald, For Pity Sake's principal said, "By sponsoring this years EPIC! we feel we're making good on our 'we're for writers' catch-cry. We've long been admirers of The Footpath Library's good work and are very pleased to have such hands-on involvement in this important initiative."

 For competition enquiries, please contact Meredith Jaffe.


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