The Sunshine Coast Writing Challenge

A club program to provide primary age students with an opportunity to enhance their story writing skills. The number of participants has grown to several hundred each year since the inaugural Challenge in 2013

Who can enter?  Primary age Sunshine Coast students from participating schools. Contact your school or the Lions Club.

What are the stories about?  Students can choose any topic connected to the theme for the year.

When is the program offered?  Normally during first term.

What are the rules? Each entry needs

  • A title
  • Be written in your own handwriting
  • Be no longer than two A4 pages in length
  • Be your own work. You can get advice from your teacher or a parent
  • Be handed in by the due date

Are there prizes? Each student who writes a story will receive a certificate. The categories are: Participation; Credit; Distinction.

The school champion writer will also receive a $50 book voucher. There is a District Champion Award also of a $50 book voucher. Some schools also qualify for junior champion book vouchers awards.

Each participating school receives $100 for their library.

Can any local school participate? Yes. Ask at your school. Regular participating schools include: Bli Bli State School; Glenview State School; Immanuel Lutheran College; Maroochydore State School; Mooloolaba State School; Mt. Creek State School and Stella Maris Catholic School.

Photos of some award recipients

Writing Challenge winners and Lions Judges Fay Hocking, Julanne Enright and Jennie Power

Winner from Immanuel Lutheran College with Alison and Peter Whalan