STUDENT COMPETITION: Justice Literary Writing Competition

News | STUDENT COMPETITION: Justice Literary Writing Competition

Posted 3 May 2018 by Catholic Education in News

Are you a student in Years 8-11? Enjoy creative writing? Have an interest in advocating for social change, be it for people's rights, our planet, or what you think is fair and just? We have the competition for you!

The Edmund Rice Centre invites you to take part in their 2018 JUSTICE LITERARY WRITING COMPETITION.

The competition is a celebration of young people's creativity in writing and passion for social justice, human rights and eco-justice.


Students are invited to submit a piece of creative writing that has a focus on issues of social justice, including Aboriginal justice, refugees and people seeking asylum, climate change, homelessness, mental health, gender equality and bullying.

This can include a short story, poem, speech, opinion piece, feature article, a video, a script, song or song lyrics, etc.

Written material should be 500-1000 words; Audio-visual material should be 3-5 minutes in length.

Entries will be judged in two categories: Years 8-9 and Years 10-11.

Send your entry - including a cover page with your name, school, year level and title of your work - to


There are exciting prizes to be won for students and their school, including gift vouchers from The Children's Bookshop Beecroft and Dymocks, signed books by Melina Marchetta and books from HarperCollins Publishers Australia.


Friday, 10 August 2018


Contact Marisa Brattoni on (02) 8762 4200 or


Good luck!


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