Enter What Matters? 2018
The What Matters? Writing Competition is now open!
Students are to submit an original written work between 400-600 words in prose or poetry, of either fiction or non-fiction. See further Competition Guidelines here.
Competition closes Friday 11 May 2018.
Prizes are awarded in 4 categories: Years 5/6, 7/8, 9/10 and 11/12, courtesy of our generous supporters.
All entrants will receive a certificate of participation.
What Matters? is an annual writing competition run by the Whitlam Institute.
Inspired by Gough Whitlam's commitment to involving young people in the shaping of Australia's future, the competition is open to NSW, the ACT and Tasmania school students in years 5 to 12. Responding to the simple question 'what matters?', entrants are free to express their views on any matter they care about.
The competition receives thousands of entries covering a wide range of subjects, putting paid to the idea that young Australians are disengaged and disaffected. Year after year we are reminded how passionate, observant and articulate young people are, and how deeply driven they are by a sense of social justice as they offer us a window into not just what concerns them, but what inspires them.