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

The Young Territory Author Awards 2019

We're calling for all young writers throughout the Northern Territory to put pen to paper and produce your very own book for entry into the annual Young Territory Author Awards. 

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About the Awards

The Young Territory Author Awards is 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. The competition is in its 29th year of production and showcases the incredible imagination and creativity of young people in the community, providing them with an opportunity to develop their writing skills and have their work nationally recognised.

Entries Closing Date: 23 August 2019
Winners Announced: Presentation Ceremony in October 2019
Prizes Offered: Yes

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

See Past Winners for Young Territory Author Awards 2018

Young Territory Author Awards Writing Workshops

Join local authors to write and illustrate your best book for entry into the Young Territory Author Awards.

 

Writing Workshop With Author Sandra Kendell

Meet with local children's book author and illustrator Sandra Kendell and learn how to craft and illustrate your best book. She has published six picture books, two of which have been named 'Notable' by The Children's Book Council of Australia. Sandra draws inspiration from the local environment and ecology and enjoys creating stories that celebrate and encourage connections with nature. This workshop is for ages 7-10.
When: 9am-10:30am Saturday 13 July
Where: Darwin City, Civic Centre, Harry Chan Ave

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When: 9am-10:30am Saturday 6 July
Where: Casuarina Library, 17 Bradshaw Terrace 
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Writing Workshop With Author Barry Jonsberg
Barry Jonsberg is a multi-award winning author of Young Adult and Younger Reader novels. Join him at the Library to get great tips, tricks, inspiration and advice to help you polish off your entry. This workshop is for ages 11-18. Bookings are required.
When: 11am-12:30pm Saturday 6 July
Where: Casuarina Library, 17 Bradshaw Terrace 

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Tools

Have a look through the Writer Toolbox - a page filled with resources to help you write your story. 

See Writer Toolbox

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 
20 Jun 2019

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