What's Your Story? Writing Competition

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What’s Your Story? is a writing competition presented by Stonnington Library and Information Service as part of the annual literary festival, [untitled]: our writers, readers and stories.  

The competition closed Tuesday 15 September 2020 and winners were announced on Wednesday 18 November 2020 at the launch of the [untitled] Literary Festival

Congratulations to the winners and to everyone who entered the competition.


Short story - Adult

For: Anyone over the age of 18 years.
Guidelines: 1000 word limit. 
Prize: $500.

Winner: Susannah Bell for Fifteen Pills(PDF, 424KB)


Poetry – Adult

For: Anyone over the age of 18 years.
Guidelines: Maximum 40 lines. 
Prize: $500.

Winner: Richenda Rudman for Red Cellophane Sky(PDF, 378KB)  


Creative story writing - 5 to 12 years old

For: Students aged 5 to 12 years who live or go to school in Stonnington.
Guidelines: 500 word limit.  The entry can be fiction or inspired by real events experienced by the author.
Prize: $150 book voucher.

Winner: Oas Kulkarni for The Crayon and the Paper


Creative story writing - 13 to 18 years old

For: Students aged 13 to 18 years who live, work or go to school in Stonnington.
Guidelines: 750 word limit.  The entry can be fiction or inspired by real events experienced by the author.
Prize: $250 book voucher.

Winner: Jiarah Yadav for B is for Bad Hair Day(PDF, 180KB)