We love your stories

Little Stories, Big Ideas is a flash fiction competition for Australian Secondary School Students.
Winners will be chosen from 2 categories, Years 7 to 9 and Years 10 to 12.
We hope to inspire and encourage the next generation of storytellers. 
The competition runs four times per year, and is free to enter. 
Each quarterly competition will have a theme.
Entries must be 100 words or less, and incorporate the current theme.
How the theme is included is up to the imagination of the writer. 

Any literary style is welcome – short-story form, poem, haiku, limerick, song – but entries must be in English.  

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Are you the best young writer in Australia?

Term 1 2024 Open for Entries

Welcome to the new year everyone! We hopy you arrived happy and healthy and ready to create. Our first comp for 2024 is challenging you to think and write about addiction. What are you addicted to? What are your friends addicted to?  Is addiction a good or bad thing?

There are so many ways to interpret the theme. We can’t wait to read your entries and celebrate the incredible writing talent we have in our generation next.

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Term 1 2024 Open for Entries

A guide for entrants

Be BOLD. Be Courageous. Be Creative. Don’t be afraid to write something because you feel it may displease others, follow your heart and live your truth through your writing. You can say a lot in 100 words. You can even say a lot in 10 words. Interpret the theme as creatively as you like and in any writing style whether that be poetry or prose. And most importantly of all, it’s the message your writing conveys that is important, not whether your grammar is 100% correct. So don’t be afraid to enter and know that we will treasure your words whether you win or not.

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A guide for entrants
Help us inspire our next generation of writers and thinkers

Help us inspire our next generation of writers and thinkers

We want to change the world by inspiring our Generation Next – but we need your help. Be part of our journey by sponsoring a prize for our prize pool – it could be a voucher, service or an experience. In return for your support you’ll be part of our journey and your brand will be exposed to students, their families, their teachers and schools, all across Australia through our digital channe. Reach out to us today and become part of the Little Stories Big Ideas family.

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Want us at your school?

Want us at your school?

As experienced, published writers, Bec and Joe offer school visits where they run workshops for secondary school students of all ages covering all aspects of the creative writing process from idea generation, choosing point of view and narrator’s voice to the the use of symbolism and metaphor.  Visits are designed to inspire students to write and give them the tools to give voice to their imagination. For more info contact us or download the schools flyer.

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