2018 Resource

The John Marsden & Hachette Australia Prize for Young Writers awards unforgettable opportunities for students of secondary school age, across the categories of poetry, fiction and nonfiction. The following resource has been created by our Schools Program Producer Rafael Ward, exclusively for this year’s competition.

Click here for the 2018 TEACHER RESOURCE KIT

John Marsden & Hachette Australia Prize on left hand side, young person with glasses, brown hair writing on right hand side

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 exercises in 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 by 11.59pm Friday June 29, 2018