Opportunity for young writers! Exciting writing competition open now.

Do you have a story to tell? Do you love to write but don’t know where to send your story? If you are aged between 8 and 18, this is the writing competition for you!

More about the Dymock’s Beyond Words Writing Competition

Dymocks Tutoring are running a competition that opened on Friday, 1 March 2024 and closes at 11:59pm (AEST) on Friday, 31 May 2024.

You are required to submit a story between 500 and 1500 words via their website.

The Dymock’s Beyond Words competition will be announced on Friday the 11th of October.

There are different categories depending on where you live and whether English is your second language etc, so read the terms and conditions carefully. This is also where you’ll find the list of the prize money awarded to each age group and category.

How to make your Competition Entry Sparkle

When entering a competition, it’s not just about your original work, but its also about your ability to polish and your refine your story so it stands out from the crowd. Here are five ways to improve your chances at winning.

  1. Write your first draft at least a month before entering.
  2. Don’t look at it for a week or two – letting it rest will enable you to be more critical of your work.
  3. Edit edit edit – not just spelling and punctuation, but think about how you can strengthen your story and characters.
  4. Read it aloud.
  5. Get someone else to check it over for mistakes.

To read about my recent competition success click here.

Best of luck!

Writing competition opportunity for young writers