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Spread the Words

Consider yourself an up-and-coming novelist? Write your story and enter the Young Territory Author Awards!

Entries have closed for the 2018 Young Territory Author Awards. We are reading through all your entries as quickly as we can. 

The winners will be announced at an Awards Ceremony on Thursday 30 August 2018. All entrants will be sent an invitation to attend in August.

The Awards will be back in 2019.

The Young Territory Author Awards are an annual writing competition where entrants write and produce their own book. The Awards aim to inspire children and young people in the NT to explore their ideas and turn them into stories.

The competition is open to all Territorians 18 years and under, and is organised in association with other public libraries and schools throughout the Northern Territory. Entries close on 30 June 2018 and the winners are announced at a presentation in Darwin in August.

Download the entry form

Prizes

There are lots of prizes up for grabs. 

The Young Territory Author of the year receives $500.
The School Entry winner receives $500 for the school.
Regional area winners receive a $50 prize.
Age Category winners receive $50 voucher to the Bookshop Darwin.
Highly Commended in each age category receive a $30 voucher to the Bookshop Darwin.
Encouragement Awards in each age category receive a $20 voucher to the Bookshop Darwin.

Entries are considered in all categories they are eligible for. The categories include

  • 8 years and under - all single entries in this age bracket are eligible
  • 9-12 years - all single entries in this age bracket are eligible
  • 13-15 years - all single entries in this age bracket are eligible
  • 16-18 years - all single entries in this age bracket are eligible
  • Regional areas - all entries received (school and single) in an NT region are eligible
  • School Entries - all entries received from schools are eligible
  • Young Territory Author of the year - all single entries are eligible

Tools

Have a look through our website for tools to help you write your story. 

Teachers

If you are preparing a class entry, please use this permission template to notify your student's parents, and gain the necessary permissions.

Download the Permission Template

Last modified 
24 Jul 2018

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