The 2017 ACT Secondary Schools Writing Prize

Noted Festival is beyond excited to announce the prestigious 2017 ACT Secondary Schools Writing Prize, in partnership with our pioneering, inspiring friends at the Stella Prize.

Who can enter?

To be eligible to enter the ACT Secondary Schools Writing Prize, you must:

  • identify as a female
  • attend a secondary school whose address is in the ACT

The winner of the ACT Secondary Schools Writing Prize will receive:

  • publication in The Canberra Times

The writer of the highly commended entry will receive:

Your submission may be fiction OR creative non fiction and up to 2000 words. Your submission should look generally at the themes of freedom, family, identity, poverty, place, creativity, independence and empowerment. 

Submissions close on the 31st of July.