Can your imagination run wild? Are you in year 7-12?
We're inviting you to submit an awesome, original short story of up to 700 words with your interpretation of the 2022 Children’s Book Week theme
“Dreaming with eyes open...”
It's your chance to WIN!
If you are short-listed, you'll have the chance to win prizes including:
$200 book voucher from Westbooks
writing workshop with guest judge and author Holden Sheppard
drawing workshop with illustrator Peter Cheong
winner's presentation and morning tea on October 15th, 2022
have your story published on the City of Canning website
What you need to know
You need to submit your story by the 31 August 2022 deadline.
Your story needs to be 700 words or less.
Use the online form below to upload your story.
Young Minds Short Story competition is now in its third year and is part of national Children's Book Week.
With guest judge Holden Sheppard
Holden is an award winning author - born and bred in Geraldton, WA - now living in Fremantle. Holden works as a labourer, spends his spare time working out in the gym and he loves playing footy. We welcome Holden back after his participation in the competition in 2020! Read more about Holden
Meet Peter Cheong
Peter is a Perth based illustrator and graphic novelist who grew up reading Roald Dahl and Calvin Hobbes books. Stories and drawing have always been a vital part of Peter's life. See Peter's Illustrations..
A HUGE thanks to our sponsor
This competition is for students in years 7-12. Unfortunately applications for primary school students will not be accepted.
Your story should not exceed 700 words