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2020 Microstory Competition winner Emily Ashby.

2020 Microstory Competition winner Emily Ashby.

Calling all young writers

The Adelaide Writers' Week Microstory Competition is on again in 2022! Supported by 9News, this competition invites young people aged under 18 to submit a microstory of 50 words or less.

In 2022, the theme for the story is A Better Picture (this is also the theme of Writers' Week in 2022). Read more about the theme in this message from Writers' Week Director Jo Dyer.

The winner will receive a $500 gift card courtesy of 9News and a YA Day book pack courtesy of Writers' Week. The winning story will be announced at the Writers' Week Middle Grade & YA Day on Sunday 6 March, 2022. 

The competition is now open so get creative! But remember, your story needs to be told in no more than 50 words. 

Enter using the form below. Entries close at 5pm (ACDT) on Monday 14 February, 2022.

Please read the terms and conditions before entering this competition.

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To enter the Adelaide Writers' Week Microstory Competition, please ensure you and a parent/guardian have read the terms and conditions. We will only consider submissions of under 50 words that have been written by people under 18 years of age. Entries close at 5pm (ACDT) on Monday 14 February, 2022.

Please read the terms and conditions before entering this competition. Fill in the form below and hit SUBMIT to enter your microstory in the competition.

PARTICIPANT
Max 50 words.
PARENT OR GUARDIAN
We will only use your contact details in case your story is shortlisted.

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Adelaide Festival's Competition Terms and Conditions

1. Entry into the competition constitutes acceptance of these Terms and Conditions.

2. Competition closes at 5pm ACDT Monday 14 February. 

3. Competition is only open to Australian residents.

4. Competition entries will only be deemed eligible if name, address and contact details are completed in full, and if their story is no more than 50 words.

5. I confirm I am under 18 years of age.

6. I confirm I have consent from a parent or guardian to enter this competition. 

7. Competition winner will be chosen by the Director of Adelaide Writers' Week, Jo Dyer.

8. Should my story be the winning story, I can confirm I am available on Sunday 6 March between 10am-1pm to accept my prize at Adelaide Writers' Week, and read my story on stage. 

9. Should my story be the winning story or chosen for the shortlist, I consent to it being published on the Adelaide Festival website, and for social media posts to be generated on the Adelaide Festival and Adelaide Writers' Week pages, linking to my story.  

10. Prize includes a $500 gift card, a book pack from Writers' Week YA Day, a congratulatory letter written by Jo Dyer and a certificate signed by Jo Dyer. 

11. The prize is not transferable and must be redeemed by the winner.