The Governor's Creative writing competition for GGQ

The Governor's Creative writing competition for GGQ
We are very excited to introduce Girl Scribes! The Governor's Creative writing competition for Girl Guides in Queensland!

Introduction
The Governor of Queensland, Her Excellency the Honorable Dr Jeannette Young AC PSM, as a proud patron of Girl Guides Queensland and a passionate supporter of literacy, is proud to present 'Girl Scribes! The Governor's Creative Writing Competition for Girl Guides in Queensland'

Open to Youth Guide Members of all ages, the competition encourages Guides to reflect on their experiences of guiding through the lens of the inaugural theme - "Exploring what makes Queensland great!"

Profits made from the Governor's Creative Writing Competition for Girl Guides in Queensland will be donated to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation. Since 2011, the Indigenous Literacy Foundation has worked with over 400 remote communities, gifted 636,000 books, supplied 83 playgroups with early literacy Book Buzz resources, and published 143 books reflecting 26 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island languages.

Judging
This annual competition will be judged by the Patron, the current Girl Guides Queensland State Commissioner and an appropriate qualified independent community member chosen by the Patron.
Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medals will be awarded to the Patron's Creative Writing Competition winners in each category for each age bracket, so get your thinking caps on and get creative this summer for a great cause!

Judges Selection Criteria
Expression of the theme
Incorporation of the principles of Guiding
Creativity and originality
Use of language and grammar
Structure and cohesiveness

Theme
The theme for 2022 is Exploring what makes Queensland great! Entries submitted must be an original poem or short story based on the theme, and participants are encouraged to draw on their Guiding experiences in their submission.

Categories
Age 5 - 9

Poem
Prose - Short Story (Maximum 500 words)
Age 10 - 13
Poem
Prose - Short Story (Maximum 750 words)
Age 14 - 18
Poem
Prose - Short Story (Maximum 1000 words)
Age 18 - 30
Poem
Prose - Short Story (Maximum 1000 words)

Please click HERE to view the Governor's video message to Girl Guides Queensland.

Conditions of entry can be found HERE. Please read them carefully before entering the competition.

Entry Submission Form 2022 can be found HERE (Form to be downloaded to fill)  It must be submitted with your entry either by email to ea@guidesqld.org or by post to PO Box 996, Marsden LPO, QLD, 4132 marked for the attention of 'Writing Competition'.  Entries close on 14 January 2023.
There are no refunds for non-submission, the $5.00 registration fee will instead be donated to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation as a donation.

The competition is open to all Queensland Girl Guide Youth Members and there are two categories per age bracket. When you submit your registration you will be required to make payment of $5.00 and select the correct category that you will be submitting your entry under from the drop down menu selection.

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU PROCEED TO THE CHECKOUT AFTER REGISTERING AND COMPLETNG THE QUESTIONS.

YOU ARE NOT REGISTERED UNTIL YOU HAVE RECEIVED A CONFIRMATION EMAIL.








When
13/10/2022 - 14/01/2023 3:00 PM
Where
QLD

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