Children's Week 2019 Creative Story Competition

Entries closed Sunday 6 October 2019.

Do you enjoy writing and storytelling? This is your opportunity to write a creative story about an issue that is important to you and to other children and young people in 2019.

The Office of the Advocate for Children and Young People is inviting entries for the NSW Children’s Week 2019 Creative Story Competition. The competition is open to all children and young people up to the age of 18 living in NSW.

How to enter

1. Use your imagination
2. Write a creative story (200 to 500 words) about an issue that is important to you and to other children and young people in 2019
3. Type your story in the online entry form below.

Three winners (one winner for each age group: 0-5, 6-11, 12-18) will receive an award and $200 gift card at a special Children’s Week event.

About the competition

The winning stories will be decided by famous author and Children's Laureate Morris Gleitzman, together with the NSW Advocate for Children and Young People, the NSW Youth Advisory Council and the NSW Children’s Week Committee.

Before you start writing your story, watch the below writing tips video by Morris Gleitzman.


The NSW Children’s Week 2019 Creative Story Competition recognises the importance of writing and the imagination. This year Children’s Week runs from 19-27 October 2019.

Winners will be notified in mid-October and details of the Children’s Week event will be provided. The event will take place in Sydney during Children's Week.

Click here to access the media kit.

Entries closed Sunday 6 October 2019.