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Puffin Short Story Awards 2012

Penguin Group (NZ) & Storylines Children’s Literature
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team up again with nationwide Short Story Awards for children.


 Entries have now closed for 2012.

The competition, which aims to nurture young writing talent, is now open and culminates in an awards ceremony at the Storylines Auckland Family Day on 26 August 2012. Entries are accepted in three categories: Junior (School Years 4-6), Intermediate (School Years 7-8) and Senior (School Years 9-11).

We hope to see you at the Awards Ceremony, Storylines Family Day, Sunday 26 August where the winners of each category will be announced. You'll also get the chance to meet the judges of each category:

Dawn McMillan is back to judge the Junior category. Victoria M Azaro joins us for the first time in the Intermediate category. David Hill also joins the team this year in the Senior category.

Puffin website for more information

Press Release

Puffin Short Story Banner 2011

To view and read 2011 winning entries, click on the above banner.


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