What Matters? Tasmania 2020

Tasmania writing competition is now complete

What Matters? is a writing competition that gives Tasmanian Year 5-12 students the opportunity to write about what matters to them in society today. This may involve considering the following questions:

  • What actions do you think should be taken to build a better society?
  • What would you change if you could?
  • What do you want other people to care about?

Students submit an original written work between 400-600 words in prose or poetry, of either fiction or non-fiction.

Prizes are awarded in 4 categories: Years 5/6, 7/8, 9/10 and 11/12.  Category Winners receive $350, and $200 is awarded to each category Runner Up.

In 2020 one category winner was selected as the Tasmanian Overall Winner, with an additional prize provided by the Department of Education.

All entrants will receive a certificate of participation from the Whitlam Institute.

For further information the Project Officer can be contacted by phone (03) 6165 6196 or email pli.learning.events@education.tas.gov.au

Competition Winners

Years 11-12

Years 9-10

Years 7-8

Years 5-6

Overall Tasmanian