School holidays are here, and Greater Shepparton City Council in partnership with the Furphy Foundation, Latrobe University and the GV Library Group would like to remind students that now is the perfect time to write and submit stories for the 2021 Furphy Literary Awards.
Entries are still open for the four youth categories which are made up of Junior Short Story, Junior Poetry, for writers 12 and under, Youth Short Story and Youth Poetry for writers aged 13 – 17 years.
Greater Shepparton City Council Mayor Councillor Kim O’Keeffe encouraged writers to use these school holidays to develop and refine their stories.
“The school holidays are a great time to work on your story for the Furphy Literary Awards. There’s options to submit a short story or poetry piece in both the Junior and Youth categories, which is a great way for the youth of the region to express their creativity, voices and individuality.”
“As the saying goes, everyone can write at least one good story, and we are counting on the youth in our region to deliver on that. We look forward to receiving a range of stories and encourage our community to make a submission,” said Cr O’Keeffe.
Each category will have a first place prize of $300, followed by second $100 and third $50.
Entries close on 31 May 2021 at 11.59pm. For more information on the awards and who is eligible to enter please visit http://www.furphyliteraryaward.com.au/junioryouth