Published on 15 December 2022
Build a Better World!
Entries are now closed. Good luck to all the participants!
We’d love to see you take up a creative challenge with a short story. Write on the theme of building a better world for your chance to win prizes and get printed in our short story anthology! (Ages 12 – 18)
Check out these resources from our collection to get you started.
Category 1: Ages 12–14
Winner: $60 Readings voucher
Runner-up: $30 Readings voucher
Category 2: Ages 15-18
All winners and runners-up will also get the chance to have their story published in our short story anthology and receive a copy of a novel by guest judge Alison Evans, or an Australian short story collection from either the #LoveOzYA series or the Growing Up in Australia series (subject to availability)
Please read the terms and conditions before entering the competition.
Terms and Conditions
Hume City Council is strongly committed to the responsible handling of personal information and protecting an individual's right to privacy, in accordance with our obligations under the Privacy and Data Act 2014 (Vic) and the Health Records Act 2001 (Vic). Council is collecting personal information for the purposes of the Youth Short Story Competition (2023), as specified in the terms and conditions. This information will be used solely for this purpose and will not be disclosed to any other party except as required by law. If you do not provide this information, Council cannot register your entry for the Hume Libraries Youth Short Story Competition 2023. You may access this information by contacting Council on 9205 2200.