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Mayor's Writing Competition

The annual Mayor’s Writing Competition aims at encourage young people who live or go to school in Eurobodalla to get writing.

Each year, young authors between the ages of 5 to 18 are invited to submit an original work in any style of creative writing. Entrants can submit a short story, essay or a poem providing the writing adhered to word limits set out in the terms and conditions.

Usually, participants are asked to write a piece following a particular theme. This year, to encourage creative and original work, there was no set theme which gave writers the freedom to write about any topic of their choosing.

Entries are now closed

Entries to the 2020 Mayor's Writing Competition are now closed.

As a result of COVID-19 restrictions concerning gatherings we are unfortunately unable to invite finalists to a live award ceremony. Instead the Mayor will announce the winners of each category and the Syd Hayes Award for the overall competition winner in a pre-recorded video posted to our Facebook page on Friday 23 October 2020 at 10am. Tune in to find out who will be judged this year's award-winning authors!

More information

To find out more about this competition contact your local library:

Batemans Bay Library

Hanging Rock Place, Batemans Bay

Opening hours

  • Monday to Friday, 10am-4pm
  • Saturday, 9.30am-12pm

Moruya Library

Vulcan Street, Moruya

Opening hours

  • Monday to Sunday, 10am-4pm

The Bas

On the corner of Vulcan and Campbell streets, Moruya

Currently closed to the public

Outside of this closure for COVID-19 safety, our normal opening hours are:

  • Tuesday to Sunday, 10am-4pm

Narooma Library

Field Street, Narooma

Opening hours

  • Monday to Thursday, 10am-2pm
  • Friday 10am-4pm
  • Saturday, 9.30am-12pm