Time Slip story & song writing competition for young people

July 2021

Time Slip writing competition

 

In celebration of City of Unley’s 150 year anniversary, we are challenging local young people to reflect on the way life has changed during this time, by participating in a short story or song writing competition. The best entries from this competition will be published on our website, displayed in the library, and highlighted in the Unley Life Magazine. 

Categories

Time Slip Writing Competition (grades 9-12) - Short story or beginning of a longer story - up to 3000 words 

Your character goes back in time (to a time between 1871 and present day) and experiences what life was like in that era. Your story must include at least one scene set in a location in the City of Unley. 

1st Prize: Vouchers for local businesses $300   ($100 Haighs Chocolates, $100 Duthy Street Art Supplies, $100 Dymocks) 

2nd Prize: Vouchers for local businesses $190 ($50 Haighs Chocolates, $70 Duthy Street Art Supplies, $70 Dymocks) 

 

Time Slip Writing Competition (grades 4-8) - Short story or beginning of a longer story - up to 1000 words

Your character goes back in time (to a time between 1871 and present day) and experiences what life was like in that era. Your story must include at least one scene set in a location in the City of Unley. 

1st Prize: Vouchers for local businesses $215  ($75 Haighs Chocolates, $70 Capri Cinema, $70 Dymocks) 

2nd Prize: Vouchers for local businesses $130 ($30 Haighs Chocolates, $50 Capri Cinema, $50 Dymocks) 

 

Song Writing Competition - How times have changed  (Ages 10-25 years) - Video recording of the song + lyric transcript 

Your song reflects on how local life has changed between the 1870s and present day. You may choose a particular time to compare, or a particular theme or aspect of life. 

1st Prize: Vouchers for local businesses $300 ($100 Haighs Chocolates, $100 Derringers Music, $100 Dymocks)

2nd Prize: Vouchers for local businesses $190 ($50 Haighs Chocolates, $70 Derringers Music, $70 Dymocks) 

 

Entries closed COB Friday 12 November

 

Competition rules/conditions

  • The Time Slip Story & Song Writing Competition is being run by the City of Unley, 181 Unley Road, Unley
  • The work must be submitted online below by COB Friday 12 November 2021.
  • Only one entry per person per category will be accepted.
  • No responsibility will be accepted for late, or misdirected entries or entries sent but not received by The City of Unley.
  • All applications will be assessed against the following criteria:
    • Criteria for judging writing competition:
      • Plot & characterisation 
      • Historical detail 
      • Writing style 
    • Criteria for judging song writing competition:
      • Lyrics (language, style, addressing the theme)
      • Performance & presentation 
      • Musical style, song composition
  • Story writing applications will be assessed by a panel of authors, Carla Caruso, Ruth Starke; and Unley Libraries Learning & Literacy Officers.
  • Song writing applications will assessed by a panel of Millicent Sarre, singer, songwriter and musical theatre performer; Jen Frith, City of Unley Team Leader Community Centres, National Songwriting Competition Finalist; and an Unley Libraries Learning & Literacy Officer.
  • Feedback for unsuccessful applicants will not be provided.
  • City of Unley staff and family are ineligible to enter.
  • Non-residents of SA are ineligible to apply.
  • The work must be original, and the work of the entrant.
  • By entering the competition you give permission for City of Unley to publish your entry in any promotion, published in print or on the web (Details of the competition entrants will not be published without permission. Please enter an author/artist's pseudonym if you would prefer another name for publication).
  • Winners will be announced Friday 10 December 2021.
  • If the winners do not claim their prize by 31 January 2022, the prize is forfeited without compensation, and will be awarded to the next runner up.

 

Entries are now closed

Winners to be announced 10 December 2021