They say a picture paints a thousand words… but who needs that many?
The Brisbane Writers Festival MicroFic Competition, proudly supported by The University of Queensland, asks young writers to get imaginative and specific with their word choice to showcase their storytelling talents.
The competition is split into two categories:
- Open to students enrolled in a Queensland primary school (year 1-6)
- Stories must be 150 words or fewer
- Your story must include a lost item
- First prize: $500 for the writer + a book pack for your school
- Open to students enrolled in a Queensland high school (year 7-12)
- Stories must be 250 words or fewer
- Your story must focus on the theme “Home: what does it mean?”
- First prize: $1000 for the writer + a book pack for your school
Entries will be judged by a panel of writing and publishing experts. Submissions close on the April 23, 2021 with the winner being announced on May 17 for the launch of our Word Play online program.