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Flash Fiction Competition

Stimulus for flash fiction competition

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.

Rules

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).

1. Plot

Flash fiction is always a complete story.

2. Characters

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.

Prizes

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.

Inspiration

Students can read this exemplary story from Year 7 student Huon Groves as inspiration:

Flash Fiction – The Wallet by Huon Groves

Further Information

For more information, please see:

Good luck, everybody!