Student writing Competition

The notJack Writers Prize recognises the significance of place for Australian writers. Accordingly, the theme of the prize is ‘writing from place’. It is a deliberately broad theme designed to encourage entrants from all genres, whose writing demonstrates creative engagement with place and/or shapes the significance of place for their audience. Short-listed entrants are invited to attend a masterclass with prominent Australian writers whose work is also centred on the theme of place. 

Entries may be up to 3000 words or 40 lines of poetry. Entry fees are $10 per entry, and the Youth Category closes on 14 March 2016. The entry form, guidelines and other prize details are included on the website: Interested writers are welcome to contact the prize at

Any student wishing to enter this competition is warmly encouraged to discuss ideas with their English teacher.

by Chris Millgate-Smith
Head of English




2022 Term Dates