Literary Competition

The Literary Competition is jointly sponsored by the Independent Education Union of Australia: Qld & Northern Territory Branch (IEUA-QNT), the English Teachers Association of Queensland, and Penguin Random House. Now in its 61st year, our Literary Competition has attracted record numbers of entries in the past.
The 2020 Literary Competition is open to students from Years 5 to 12 and to teachers too! If you can pen a poem, write a short story and/or write a piece of non-fiction prose (for a public audience), this is your chance to enter! There is a maximum of ten (10) entries per category, per school (students). A maximum of five (5) entries for teachers' submissions.
There are cash prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place entries. Categories include: Section A (Years 11 and 12) Poem; Short Story; Non-Fiction Prose Section B (Years 9 and 10) Poem; Short Story Section C (Year 7 and 8 ) Poem; Short Story Section D (Years 5 & 6) Poem; Short Story Section E (Teachers) Short Story.
The competition closes on Friday 19th June, 2020 with the presentation of awards being held on Wednesday 26th August, 2020 (Term 3, Week 7) at 6.30pm at the Queensland Multicultural Centre, 102 Main Street, Kangaroo Point (there are 56 on site car parks and off-street parking is also available: you can view the centre at www.qmc.org.au)
Download the poster Literary Poster  to print and promote the competition in your school. Download the entry form here Literary Entry Form

 

The list of prize winners for 2019 is available for downloading now.

Winning entries for 2015 are available now.

Section A (Years 11 and 12)

Section B (Years 9 and 10)

Section C (Year 8)

Section D (Years 6 and 7)

Section E (Teachers)

 

The first place winners for 2014 are:

Section A - Non-Fiction Prose: Hannah Nugent, Fairholme College, Toowoomba

Section A - Short Story: Stella Lisle, The Rockhampton Grammar School, Rockhampton

Section A - Poem: Rosie McCrossin, Sandgate District State High School, Sandgate

Section B - Short Story: Jakob Ivanhoe, Anglican Church Grammar School, East Brisbane

Section B - Poem: Sequoia Taylor, Redlynch State College, Cairns

Section C - Short Story: Khushi Shelat, Brisbane State High School, South Brisbane

Section C - Poem: Angus Cronin Harrison, Brisbane State High School, South Brisbane

Section D - Short Story: Dana Pavlovic, Beachmere State  School, Caboolture

Section D - Poem: Olivia Trempus,  St Pius' Primary School, Banyo

Section E- Short Story: Damian Nelson, Marist College, Ashgrove

A complete list of place-getters and highly commended awardees is available here.

 

Winning entries and judges reports for 2014 are available now.

Section A (Years 11 and 12)

Section B (Years 9 and 10)

Section C (Year 8)

Section D (Years 6 and 7)

Section E (Teachers)

 

Winning entries and judges reports for 2013 are available now.

Section A (Years 11 and 12)

Section B (Years 9 and 10)

Section C (Year 8)

Section D (Years 6 and 7)

Section E (Teachers)

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In this double workshop PD session, join Dr Emma Maguire for a one-hour workshop on creative writing, and Dr Claire Hansen for a one-hour session on teaching Macbeth. Discover the essential e...

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Start Time:   9:00 AM
Date:   Saturday 25th July 2020
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Diving Deep into External Assessment

Student (and teacher) event: Diving Deep into the Analytical Essay Pre-recorded materials open to registered participants from 3pm,  with live discussion in half hour blocks from 4pm - 5:30pm. Live discussions will primarily relate to Writing the Analytical Essay, but students will be free to ask questions about their selected texts....

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Date:   Wednesday 9th September 2020
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Diving Deep into the Analytical Essay for teachers

The Teacher workshop  Pre-recorded workshop open to registered participants, with live discussion from 11am - 12pm.
Final Preparation for the EA will explore: the advice provided in Writing the Analytical Essay; giving quality formative feedback to students; trouble-shooting common problems.
After the event: The pre-recorded teac...

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Start Time:   9:00 AM
Date:   Saturday 12th September 2020
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SCCC Resource sharing

Andrew Snee and the Senior English staff at  Southern Cross Catholic College would like to share some of the teaching strategies and modelling/scaffolding resources that have been implemented and devised for the demands of general English. From analysing representations of prejudice and alienation in literary texts to creating engaging im...

Category:   Seminar
Start Time:   9:00 AM
Date:   Saturday 17th October 2020
Venue:   Southern Cross Catholic College


Early Career Conference 2020: Diving Deep into Teaching

This event for teachers in their first firve years of teaching and those who are new to the teaching of English will submerge you in a new, colourful, and enchanting world where you can engage with your peers. it is also a 'not to be missed' event for preservice teachers.  This event will be re-scheduled for term 4 ...

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Start Time:   9:00 AM
Date:   Saturday 24th October 2020
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