2017 Festival Competition

The Festival Committee invites Primary School children in Grades 5 & 6 to submit written entries on the topic of what they ‘like best about Ballarat.’ We welcome entries from across the Greater Ballarat region.

Competition templates for handwritten and typed entries are provided below for entrants.

A lined template if you prefer to handwrite and decorate your entry, or
an  unlined template if you prefer to type your entry.

Guidelines include:

  • Each submission should be no more than one page
  • Mailed entries must be postmarked on Friday 29th September or before
  • Entries by email must be submitted before 5pm on Friday 29th September with ‘Children’s Writing Competition’ as the subject line
  • Submissions will not be judged on which format entrants use to enter the competition

Please mail your entries to:

Children’s Writing Competition
Ballarat Writers Inc
PO Box 2738
Bakery Hill
Victoria 3354

Or email your entries to :


A panel of Ballarat Writers members will judge the work in a two-stage process. The top three entries will be awarded prizes during the festival. Entries will also be displayed at the Festival hub and venues during the weekend of October 21st to 22nd (space permitting).

For further information on the Children’s Writing Competition please contact Festival Committee Member, Mary Debrett via the email above.

All details are included on the downloadable Fact Sheet.