English - Competitions and Awards
Talented students in senior secondary school who enjoy solving puzzles and who have a knack for logic and languages are invited to test their minds against fiendish and fun linguistic problems in the Tenth Australian Computational and Linguistics Olympiad (OzCLO) to be held on March 8th, 2017. OzCLO has been held at universities around Australia since 2008, with over 5000 secondary students competing since then. This is an exciting team-based national competition which challenges students to solve puzzles in fascinating real languages. Students work together in teams of four on a range of analytical problems. The top three teams for each region will go through to the National Round. The winners of the National Round are offered the opportunity to represent Australia at the International Linguistics Olympiad (IOL), which will be held in late July or early August 2017.
For more information please visit www.ozclo.org.au or speak to Ms. Sullivan, Ms Bradwell, Ms Collombet-Sankey, or Ms Fenby.
Future Leaders Writing Prize 2017
The Future Leaders Writing Prize is designed to recognise and reward talented young writers. It aims to encourage expressive and creative writing. Year 11 and 12 students in Australian secondary schools are invited to submit a piece of writing. The writing can be fiction or non-fiction and on any topic.
Applications are due 31 May 2017. For more information please visit www.futureleaders.com.au.
Williamstown Literary Festival - Young Adas 2017
Western Suburbs Writing Prize for 14 to 18 year olds
An original short story up to 1000 words in length. Make us laugh, make us cry, intrigue us, scare us. You choose. $250 First Prize. All shortlisted authors are published. Conditions of entry and eligible Western suburbs of Melbourne postcodes are available at libraries.hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au.