VIC Writing for Life

Writing for Life Young Writers Micro fiction Competition 2016

What if your words had the power to save lives?

DonateLife Victoria will hold its first ever state-wide Writing for Life Young Writers Micro fiction Competition this year.

Young Victorian writers in Year 7 – 12 are invited to “make a difference” in the lives of all Australians who wait too long for life-saving organ transplants. Students not only have the opportunity to compete for a prize pool which includes a Writer’s Masterclass with bestselling Australian author and journalist, Michelle Hamer, they will help promote an important social justice issue along the way.

Writing for Life asks students to think critically and to write creatively. What if their words had the power to save lives? Imagine if you were waiting for a transplant or were asked to donate a loved one's organs, and get writing. Entries close on Sunday 17 July, 2016.

Students: Click on the links below to learn how to enter.

Teachers: Find out below how to link this competition to your short story/literacy projects, or to incorporate a series of school education resources about organ and tissue donation for transplantation into your classroom.

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