Competition Terms and Conditions

Lionel Bowen Young Writers' Award 2020 - Competition Terms and Conditions

  1. The promoter of this Competition is Randwick City Council (the “Council”), c/o Lionel Bowen Library and Community Centre, 669-673 Anzac Parade Maroubra NSW 2035.
  2. Entry to the Lionel Bowen Young Writers’ Competition 2020 (the “Competition”) is open to residents of NSW currently enrolled and completing years 3 to 12 in 2020 (or equivalent). An entrant must be an individual and cannot be a company or organisation. Employees of the Council and their family members, any person associated with the Competition and any person associated with the provision of the prizes are not eligible to enter.
  3. Eligible entries must be submitted online or via email no later than 11.59pm on Friday 31 July 2020 (extended deadline), or in person before close of business at any Randwick City Library branch to be considered.
  4. There is no cost to entering the competition.
  5. Only one entry per person, per category will be accepted. Additional entries will be disregarded, with only the first entry being accepted.
  6. To enter the Competition, each entrant must:
    1. Write a short story no longer than 2,000 words or a poem no longer than 2 typed pages, that reflects the theme of “plastics – choose to re-use and reduce”.
    2. Complete an entry form and submit their entry by Friday 31 July 2020 11.59pm through any of the three approved means (email, online or in person).
    3. If the entrant is under the age of 16 then each entry form must contain the contact details of the entrant’s parent or guardian acknowledging their consent for the entrant to participate.
  7. By filling and submitting the entry form, each entrant (or their parent/legal guardian) agrees that:
    1. All details provided with the entry are true and correct;
    2. All work is the original work of the entrant;
    3. All entries become property of the Council and will not be returned;
    4. Each entrant grants to the Council and its promotional partners exclusive licence to exercise all rights, throughout the world in the artwork and other material provided to the Council regarding this promotion at any time;
    5. The council, and its partners, may use the entry and any personal details provided for promotional, marketing and publicity purposes of the Council in any media without notice and without any fee being paid to the entrant, subject to the Council’s Privacy Policy found at:;
  8. The entrants whose entry is judged by the Council’s panel of judges to be the most original, creative, how the entrant has constructed the narrative, use of language, (including creative expression, grammar, sentence construction, punctuation and spelling) as well as character development, atmosphere and setting will be awarded a prize. There are up to four prizes per age bracket per category. The judge’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Winners will be notified by post, email and/or telephone and will be asked to attend the prize giving ceremony towards the end of this year (date to be confirmed).
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