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Teen Short Story and Film Making Competitions

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by Em Phillips (subscribe)
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Free competition for young film-makers and authors
Whitehorse Manningham Libraries are providing some great opportunities for budding filmmakers and short story writers over the school holidays and beyond. The 'Flash Fiction' teen short story writing competition and the teen short film competition. The competitions opened on 1st June and closes at midnight on 31 July 2020.

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Whitehorse Manningham Library Competitions, image from WML Facebook


The 'Flash Fiction' teen short story competition is open to all Year 7-12 Victorian residents. The story will need to be a maximum of 500 words and needs to include the theme or words 'it all started in the library'.The judging panel will be looking for originality, pace, character and twists. The competition is free to enter and first prize is a $100 Readings voucher, other entrants may be published in an e-book anthology on the library's catalogue. For detailed terms and conditions and online entrant form, check out the website.

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Teen writing, image from Julia M Cameron at Pexels.com


The teen short film competition is also open to Year 7-12 students residing in Victoria. The theme is 'through the door to discover' and the film will need to be five minutes or less in length. The judging panel will be looking for a fully developed story with lots of imagination. The competition is free to enter and first prize is a $100 Readings voucher. Video submissions need to be submitted electronically via the online entry form, terms and conditions and online entrant form are available here.

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Film-making, image from film bros at pexels.com


Whatever your medium, this is a great opportunity to express some creativity and storytelling talent. So get writing, get filming and enter these free competitions for some great prizes before the end of July.


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Why? Free entry for great prizes, opportunity for budding film-makers or writers to demonstrate their talents
When: Deadline for submissions 31st July
Phone: 9896 8400
Where: All Victoria
Cost: Free
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