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English Competitions

THE DOROTHEA MACKELLAR POETRY AWARDS

This competition is offered to students from Years 7-12. There are many sections including the cultural diversity award for Years 7-11. Poems up to 30 lines may be submitted.

 

THE MOSMAN YOUTH AWARDS IN LITERATURE

This is a competition in both prose and poetry for students from Years 7-12. Those students who are short-listed are invited to a special presentation and winning entries are published by Mosman Council.

 

THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD YOUNG WRITER OF THE YEAR

This is a prestigious competition for students in Years 10-12. Students are asked to write a short story of up to 1,000 words. This competition is judged at district and state level. Killara students have won the district and state levels of this competition. Each student receives a Certificate.

 

UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES ICAS – ENGLISH COMPETITION

At present the International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS) English Competition is offered to students in Years 9 and 10. Each student is able to identify their strengths and weaknesses in comprehension, factual and literary reading and spelling. Students are assessed against other entrants, and each is given a state percentile ranking. Each student will receive a Certificate. There are four levels of recognition and achievement: participation, credit, distinction and high distinction.

 

WRITENOW

This is a short story competition for students from Years 7-9. Students complete stories started by famous authors.