SMH Young Writer of the Year

The Sydney Morning Herald’s ‘Young Writer of the Year’ competition is a fantastic opportunity for emerging writers to showcase their talent. This competition is currently in its 25th year!

Competition details:

Students must submit an original work between 700 and 1000 words in length on any topic or theme. The work must have been written in 2010 and must incorporate the Young Writer Trigger in some way. The Trigger for 2010 is SILVER.

For more details on the competition, please visit the SMH Young Writer of the Year website:

If you are interested in reading (and critiquing) some entries, please click ‘home’ and find the relevant posts. Our writers would love your feedback.

Thanks to the Sydney Morning Herald for once again running such an important competition for young Australian writers.

PS: Don’t forget to check out last year’s winning story, The Final Game.


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