Young writers can win $3000

$3000 young writers competition
$3000 young writers competition

Do you know any young talented writers? They could be in the running to win $3000 in The Good Oil Young Writer’s Award, an initiative of the Good Samaritan Sisters in their 160th anniversary year. Deadlines close July 11.

The Good Oil 2017 Young Writers’ Award seeks to encourage and support the development of younger writers interested in exploring ideas, contemporary issues and stories about people and happenings from a contemporary Christian perspective.

The award is open to all secondary school students and post-school young adults in Australia, Japan, the Philippines and Kiribati, countries in which the Sisters of the Good Samaritan live and minister. Entrants must be eligible to enter one of three age groups, Secondary Student (Years 7 to 9), Secondary Student (Years 10 to 12) and
Post-School (18 to 35 years of age).

Entrants are invited to submit a piece of writing, between 750 and 1,000 words, adopting one of the following writing styles:

  • Journalistic feature writing (e.g. profiles of people or issues-based articles based on interviews)
  • Opinion writing
  • Creative writing or first person reflective writing.

In their chosen writing style, entrants are asked to explore the theme “Who is my neighbour?”.

Thanks to the generous support of the Sisters of the Good Samaritan and Good Samaritan Education, a total of $3,000 prize money is on offer.

More details can be downloaded from the Good Samaritan Sisters’ website

If you have any questions about the award, please don’t hesitate to touch base by email


Posted By CathEd Parra at 17/07/2017 10:07:19 AM

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