Monday, July 16, 2007

Literary Awards 2007

I like visiting the local library when i get the chance, maybe once in every 3 or 4 weeks. Few weeks ago while i was at the checkout station, this yellow flyer caught my eye:-"Boroondara Literary Awards 2007 Young Writers". Interesting, enteries close on Friday 31st August 2007, a writing competition of prose and poetry for young people in Boroondara. I could give this a shot, and most important of all I'm still young (in my own definition). I'm starting to enjoy writing. A friend once said that I should write a book on my life stories, reason being I always have something to tell him whenever I see him and he enjoys listening to them (i think!!).

As i read the inner page of the flyer, one of the headings was why enter?
*free
*improve your writing
*be published
*write any topic you like

Sounds good. Besides, winning entries have a chance of being published in the Progress Leader.

As i continued reading, there was another heading called Young Writer Categories which defined the junior writers and senior writers.

Junior writers as defined here referred to people in school year levels 7-9.

Senior writers as defined here referred to people in school year levels 10-12 or 15-18 years of age as at 31st August, 2007.

Hmphhh, I don't fit in any of the category, neither junior and senior and NOT YOUNG, thereby can't enter.