Dot Shaw Young Writers Competition
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Mon 26 Jun 2023 - Tue 31 Oct 2023
Photo of Dorothy Evelyn Shaw - Image taken from Deaf Australia website
is excited to announce that the Dorothy Shaw Young Writers Competition (DSYWC) for young Deaf and hard of hearing people is BACK again for 2023! The competition is in memory of Dorothy Evelyn Shaw, whose advocacy for deaf children to have equitable access to learning literacy is legendary. She is a source of inspiration for many and contributed significantly to the Deaf Community, not least her final request that donations be made in lieu of flowers to Deaf Resources Australia (DRA). DRA decided to establish this writing competition as a tribute to her memory.
Since its inception in 1992, the response to this competition has been very popular. All entrants are issued with a certificate of recognition and winners receive cash prizes.
The theme for 2023 is A World Where Everyone Can Sign Everywhere
. Some ideas for your writing can be found below:
• The zookeepers can sign so deaf kids can ask questions about monkeys.
• Imagine a world where everyone signs and only few speak – a reversal to the current world.
• Robbery happens and the robber can sign.
The entry for the competition opened on Monday, 26 June 2023 and the closing date will be on Tuesday, 31 October 2023
. Please note that this competition is eligible for Deaf or Hard of Hearing students, from Prep to Year 12, who lives in Australia, with competition categories as follows:
• Primary (Prep – Year 2)
• Upper Primary (Year 3 – Year 6)
• Secondary (Year 7 – Year 9)
• Upper Secondary (Year 10 – Year 12)
Please go to this site
to find out more about this competition.
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