2017 Resource

The following resource has been created to accompany the story starters written by international best-selling author John Marsden, exclusively for this year’s competition.

Click here for the 2017 TEACHER RESOURCE KIT

This teaching kit provides teachers with dynamic and generative exercises to take into the classroom and get students enthused about writing for submission. A range of example activities are included for each category and can be linked to the Australian curriculum.

Please note that submissions to the competition are not required to respond directly to the story starters. As with this activity kit, they are simply additional resources for students and teachers to spark the creative process.

To submit to the prize, or for more information head to


Entries must be submitted before midnight on Friday June 30, 2017