Enter the Waverley College Flash Fiction Competition
Exciting news… we’re running a flash fiction competition for Years 7 to 10!
Carry on reading to find out more about the rules of the competition, what entries need to include and the prizes that are up for grabs.
Entries must incorporate the photo stimulus at the top of this article and be:
- In the flash fiction format (details below)
- 500-800 words long
- Submitted online via Google classroom, using code 42clet7, or in hard copy
Competition closing date: Friday 30 October – Week 3, Term 4.
The Five Elements of Flash Fiction
Flash fiction is a very short story with five important elements (below).
Flash fiction is always a complete story.
You don’t have a lot of space to describe your characters, but readers should still be able to tell them apart.
3. A Hook
Grab the reader’s attention so they want to continue reading.
4. A Slam-Bang Finish!
5. A Final Check
Always read over and edit your work before you hit submit.
First prize will receive a Gold Award. Everyone who enters will be awarded a Bronze Award 3.
Three winners from each year will receive Westfield vouchers up to the value of $20-40. Winners from each year will be published in Nurrunga.
Students can read this exemplary story from Year 7 student Huon Groves as inspiration:
Flash Fiction – The Wallet by Huon Groves
For more information, please see:
- Ms Williams in the library (email@example.com)
- Mr Tall in the library (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Ms Buchan (email@example.com)
Good luck, everybody!