Are you a Year 9 or 10 student living in the postcode 3644 who loves writing?
Cobram-Barooga RSL sub-branch has sponsored a writing contest just for you.
Interested students are asked to write up to 1500 words about the contribution of women who provided service at home in Australia or overseas during World War II.
If you win you will take home a cash prize. First prize is $200, while the runner-up will win $150 and third prize is $100.
All prizes include an inscribed book, donated by local award-winning author Clancy Tucker.
Entries open on October 9 and close on March 9 next year.
Entry forms are available from Cobram Courier, Cobram Secondary College, Cobram Anglican Grammar, Goulburn Valley Grammar School in Shepparton and St Mary of the Angels Secondary College in Nathalia.
Prizes will be awarded at the monthly RSL meeting in April 2018 with a special presentation by the Cobram Courier editor.
The winner will also be invited with his or her parents to the annual Anzac dinner in 2018.
Entries must be presented single-sided, double-spaced, on A4 paper and stapled. Folders are not required but all entries should be typed.
Only one entry per person can be submitted and they must be accompanied by an entry form. No fee is required.
Entries must be submitted without the author’s name appearing on the actual entry.
Competitors are asked to keep a copy of items submitted as manuscripts will not be returned.
Any entries which do not comply with the conditions cannot be accepted and only the finalists will be notified.
All entries should be posted to: Cobram-Barooga RSL Writing Contest, PO Box 217, Cobram, 3644.
●For information, phone Clancy Tucker on 5872 2780 or Bob Davis on 5873 4031.