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In addition to being published, winners will also receive a $500 VISA gift card prize for themselves and one for their school library. Stories will be judged by a panel of experts, with eight written and two illustrative prizes to be given nationally.

Do you have a passion for writing? Do you love to draw? Are you between the ages of 10 and 14 years old? Then this competition is perfect for you! You have up to 1,000 words to write a short story, poem or essay to show what respect means to you. It’s ok if writing isn’t for you – you can also submit illustrations. This competition is your opportunity to shine, and to have your work published in a national Respect Storybook! Need some inspiration to get started? Think about who taught you the meaning of respect or think about times in your life your friends, family or even strangers have shown you respect.

Organizer: Australian Government
Category: Education
Prize: Cash
Region: Oceania
Eligibility: High school Students
Deadline: 2022-08-14

What They Say

Manish Sonal, India
Winner of KTH Masters Challenge 2015 – Full Scholarship and living costs paid for at KTH
“I was always reluctant in applying to foreign Universities due to my financial constraints. Today I am pursuing my Master’s in a subject which I love and feel more confident about my future.”
Saravanan Yuvaraja, India
Winner of GE Light the way Challenge
“GE Light the Way Concepts for the future of Office Lighting Innovation Challenge Competition was one of my best life time experiences. This challenge had given me a chance to know exactly, what the organization is looking from the innovative student community for creating smart and sustainable world in the future.”
Arlisa Febriani, Indonesia
Winner of the Blue Bag Competition 2015 – Full Scholarship and living costs paid for at Lund University
Arlisa’s story is very unique and proof that given the right opportunity, the greatest ideas will succeed. By developing a revolutionary water cleansing system, she proved that anything is possible. This is great news for her, the people of Jakarta, and quite possibly the rest of the world who live in places with little or no access to clean water!
Avon Haughton, USA
Winner of The New School Competition 2014 – Scholarship at The New School in New York
“Winning the competition has been one of my greatest achievements thus far and participating was the most fun I’ve had in a while. I’m very grateful for the opportunity and I can’t wait to go to The New School!”