Hiding in Plain Sight
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 Williamstown High School, who can submit creative pieces that fit within the four set categories.
- Poetry and Lyrics (any style relating to any aspect of something or someone hiding in plain sight)
- Narrative (a fictional story that explores any aspect of something or someone hiding in plain sight)
- Speech (persuasive speech responding to the question: What is a big issue that we have accepted as normal in our current society so that it is ‘hidden in plain sight’?)
- Short graphic/illustrated story (narrative must contain text and images relating to any aspect of something or someone hiding in plain sight. It must be a minimum of 250 words, can be fiction/non-fiction. Images must be original. Story can be scanned and submitted digitally, or submitted by hand to Ms Attenborough at Pasco campus and Ms Paatsch at Bayview campus).
- Students are allowed one entry in each category of the competition.
- 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.
- 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 Bayview: email@example.com or Pasco: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Paatsch or Ms Attenborough).
- Students wishing to become a judge may submit an expression of interest to Bayview: email@example.com or Pasco: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 daylong 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 21st of May 2021.