2019 Principal’s Writing Competition
The pen is mightier than the sword
This competition runs to further expand and promote the literacy program of Williamstown High School. Our aim is to create an inclusive and creative environment for our school community and to celebrate our passion for writing.
- The competition is open to all students at Bayview, who can submit creative pieces that fit within the four set categories.
- Categories are:
- Narrative (a story that relates to the ‘Weather the storm’ theme)
- Poetry & Lyrics (any style, relating to the prompt ‘To my future self’)
- Speech (persuasive speech relating to the question ‘What is the biggest issue facing young Australians, and what should we do about it?’
- Short graphic/illustrated story (narrative must contain text and images, minimum 250 words, open topic, can be fiction/non-fiction. Images must be original. Story can be scanned and submitted digitally, or submitted by hand to Ms Cornell.)
- Students are allowed one entry in each category of the competition. Please see Ms Cornell if you wish to co-author a piece of writing.
- Students will be judged on their writing skills, as well as their originality and creativity.
- This is a school wide competition and is inclusive of both Bayview and Pasco campuses, although categories and prompts will be different for each campus.
- Plagiarism of any kind will not be accepted. Any plagiarised work will automatically disqualify the entrant.
- All writing entries must be submitted online via email to email@example.com with the subject as: [Your Full Name and Home Group: Title of Submission and Category] or by another negotiated source (such as in hardcopy, in person to Ms Cornell or Ms Zhou).
- Students wishing to become a judge may submit an expression of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject as [Your Full Name and Home Group: Student Judge EOI]. Students should explain in their EOI why they wish to be a student judge. Maximum 150 words. Students cannot participate in judging their own work if successful.
- The winners of the Semester One Principal’s Writing Competition will:
- receive free tickets to a day long literary festival/workshop
- receive a personally gifted book from the Principal
- have their piece published in the Principal’s Writing Competition 2019 anthology
- have their name engraved on the Principal’s Writing Competition honour board
- receive an individualised trophy acknowledging their achievement
The Judges panel will consist of teacher judges and student judges. All students must submit their entries by the 20th of May 2018.