Whether fact or fiction, verbal or written, young or old,
everybody has a story to tell.
success of last year’s inaugural Tell Me A Story, the Great Lakes Advocate (GLA) is again offering
aspiring young writers a unique and exciting opportunity to have their story
published in the paper and on-line and at the same time win a cash prizes.
Open to primary and middle school aged students, from Years 5-9,
the open theme competition can be a fiction or no-fiction composition on any
story which appeals to the young mind.
competition attracted close to 60 eager young writers from school
students throughout the Great Lakes, all keen to have their stories
published in the GLA and win one of the
generous cash prizes.
“Our aim is to provide out-of-school opportunities to a larger
number of local students, Tell Me A Story writing competition president, Teresa
“We are inviting young people to have a go and to explore their
writing talents and compare them across the schools in our region.”
This year the competition is opening the field to include young
artists, inviting them to illustrate one of the winning stories.
Ms Siminska is thrilled the competition has expanded to
include illustration and give students who are talented in another artistic
genre the opportunity to showcase their gifts.
“This gives artistically inclined students the
opportunity to participate in this competition, and to enhance a written story
with an appealing graphical presentation,” Teresa said.
“This competition provides an opportunity for writers and
illustrators to explore topics and techniques of their choice, and experience
the joy of creation and achievement.”
Great Lakes Art Society has joined the community event providing
illustration reviews along with the presentation of winning stories and
“The society has generously offered its facilities for our final
be presented in each competition; Years 7-9, three $100 prizes,
Years 5-6 four $50 prizes, while all awarded stories will be
published in print and on-line in the Great Lakes Advocate.
Entries will be judged by local creative writers and GLA
journalist Nicholas Brooks.
“Tell Me A Story is a community event and we wold like top
engage local business and local community in supporting our local school kids.
“We are hoping to see many students embarking on this exciting
the writing competition close on April 4. Visit the Tell Me A Story website.