Young creatives awards

Young Creatives Awards 2019

Entries are now closed

Thank you to all who entered. The entries were of a very high standard, unique and full of imagination.

Winners will be notified by 31 August 2019.

Prize giving presentations will be held at: 
Leichhardt Library
Italian Forum
23 Norton Street, Leichhardt
Wednesday, 25 September, 6:30pm

Categories and Prizes

Young Writers Award and Young Artists Award

Open to:

Ages 12-15
Ages 16-18


First prize for each age group in each category:
$500 cash

Runner-up prize:
$250 cash

Closing date for submissions

Wednesday, 31 July, 2019

Opening date for submissions

Monday, 1 April, 2019. 

You can register and submit your entry at:

Young Writers Award

Young Artists Award

Guidelines for entry

The awards are open to students aged between 12 -18 years who study, work or live in the Inner West Council area.

The source of inspiration for your work must be a title from the Inner West Library collection, this can be a book, magazine, movie or newspaper.

Young Writers Award

Your written piece can be a review, a fan fiction or a piece of prose responding to an item from the Inner west Council Libraries. Entries will be accepted +/- 10% of 1000 words. Poetry will not be accepted.

Young Artists Award

We’ve simplified the entry requirement this year and now you can enter a digital piece.

The entry for the Young Artist Award must consist of one piece that responds to a resource in the Library. For example you can provide a drawing or painting illustrating a scene in a novel/DVD, or a video re-creating a scene from a book or fan art.

Each award has two categories:

 (12 – 15 years) and (16 -18 years)

 (12 -15 years) and (16 – 18 years)

This link will take you to a PDF of the full guidelines and terms and conditions of entry. (PDF 221.5KB)

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