The KYD School Writing Prize is back for 2023! The prize is designed to give a voice to young Australians.

Entries open: 10am AEST, Wednesday, 26 April 2023
Entries close: 5pm AEST, Friday, 21 July 2023
Judges: Author Leanne Hall and KYD Editor Suzy Garcia
Prize: $500 cash prize, publication of the winning entry and an invitation to perform at the Wheeler Centre Teen Gala for the winner.

In 2023, we are seeking entries from students that explore the idea of ‘growth’.

We are looking for writing that responds to this theme as widely and creatively as possible in the following genres:

• Short fiction
• Essays
• Personal reflections
• Memoir and biography
• Genre pieces (fantasy, sci-fi, historical, romance, crime)

For more information and resources for teachers and librarians, please click here.