Young Authors Challenge

Calling all creative young writers!

Life can offer us moments when choices need to be made. Sometimes these are huge decisions and sometimes smaller, daily choices. Good or bad, these choices can take us in a different direction or lead us on an unexpected path to something entirely new. For this year’s Young Author’s Challenge theme ‘A Choice I Made’, we’d love to read about your choices. Where did they take you?

Send submissions to with your name, age, school and the title of your story. Or, click here to submit your story


Primary: up to 250 words

Intermediate: up to 500 words

Secondary: up to 750 words

Category winners will each receive a $500 cash prize and books valued at $250. Their school will also receive a $1000 cash prize and books valued at $1000

Winners will be announced the week of 26 August 2024. With a special presentation to be held in Term Four 2024.

Please send any questions or queries to