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Celebrating 30 years!

About The Young Territory Author 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 30th 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: Friday 28 August 2020
Winners Announced: Late October 2020
Prizes Offered: Yes

Find out how to enter

Prizes

There are lots of prizes up for grabs. 

Young Territory Author of the year - $500
School Entry Winner - $500 (for the school)
NEW - CBCA NT Wow Award - $200
Regional Area Winners - $50
Age Category Winners - $50 voucher to the Bookshop Darwin
Highly Commended - $30 voucher to the Bookshop Darwin
Encouragement Awards - $20 voucher to the Bookshop Darwin

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

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

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

See the Writer's Toolbox

Information for 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

Past Winners

See Past Winners for Young Territory Author Awards 2019

 

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