Telling Stories

Monday, 20 August

Telling Stories

Mooloolaba Rotary, in partnership with the USC’s Creative Writing Program and Voices on the Coast, is inviting all children in Grades 4 to 9 on the Sunshine Coast to write a story entitled, I should have saved the tree.

“While there is contentious debate on the issue of climate change, most people would agree that urgent action is required to protect our environment,” says Australian author and senior lecturer of USC’s creative writing program, Professor Gary Crew.

“I should have saved the tree is a call to action to ensure that we protect our environment for future generations.”
Building on the success of previous years, Telling Stories has been expanded and is now open to Grades 4-9.
“We are excited at the prospect of many more students entering the competition,” says club president David Mares.
“Mooloolaba Rotary has always had a strong focus on youth development, so the Telling Stories writing competition is a natural fit for our club. There is also a strong link with Rotary values that seek to ensure fairness and that everything that we do is beneficial to all concerned.”

In addition to $100 cash prizes and medals for Grade 4-9 winners, the overall winner will receive $300 cash and the Professor Gary Crew Award. Runners up will each receive $50 cash and a medal, and there is a floating trophy for the winning school.

Entry forms can be downloaded at

Competition closes 20 August 2018.

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