Students encouraged to share yarns to earn scholarship
ARE YOU a budding story teller?
Students in Years 5 or 6 have an opportunity to win a share of up to $11,750 in the national Pilot Pen Creative Writing Scholarship.
The scholarship opens on June 3.
All entrants need to do is put pen to paper and handwrite a story of 250-350 words that begins with the sentence: "The last thing I expected to see was..."
Launched in support of the National Literacy and Numeracy Week, the Pilot Pen Creative Writing Scholarship aims to encourage the use of imagination and to foster a love of handwriting in children.
Pilot Pen Australia spokesman Helena Lasan said it was a great opportunity to encourage children to get away from the laptop or computer, pick up a pen, use their imagination and get writing.
One of the judges this year is celebrity author Andy Griffiths. Entries open on June 3 and close on July 31.
For more information visit www.pilotpen.com.au.
If you've got a great story, share it with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.