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Campus Writing Comp was launched in 2019, to celebrate the talents of student writers, regardless of their location of field of study.

Each year we give away thousands of dollars of prizes to talented students either through the Major Prizes, People’s Choice or monthly Instagram give-away’s – take a look at the overview of prizes below, but the full list of prizes and criteria are in the Terms of Entry.

When you scroll down, you will see that we have listed a few common questions, but if you have something you would like to know that is not listed here make sure you Contact Us so we can help you out! We will keep updating this page as we release new features to the website and if we get consistent enquiries coming through.

Major Prizesstudents have until 1st October to SUBMIT their entries to the Major Prizes. Submissions can be in the categories of Fiction or Non-Fiction and a panel of Industry-relevant Judges who will score the submissions. One submission from each of the two categories will be selected to receive the Major Prize valued at up to $1500 per category.

People’s Choice – one submission from each of the two Major Prize categories will receive the $250 People’s Choice prize for that category.  The recipient will be the submission with the highest recorded number of public votes as of midnight on 31 October.

Instagram Give-Away’s – we will be featuring a different theme for an Instagram give-away each month. Take a look at the themes below and check back to our NEWS page each month which will include all of the details you need to know about being in the running. We will send you shout-outs to remind you of deadlines in emails and on our social media. The hashtag to follow is #CampusWriting2021.

2021 Monthly Instagram Give-Away Themes:

Deadline: 1 April-- Theme: Ready, Set, Go!
Deadline: 1 May -- Theme: Blast from the Past
Deadline: 1 June -- Theme: Dear Diary
Deadline: 1 July -- Theme: Face your Fears
Deadline: 1 August -- Theme: Worth the Wait
Deadline: 1 September -- Theme: Just the Beginning
Deadline: 1 October -- Theme: On the Road
Deadline: 1 November -- Theme: Upon Reflection

To be eligible to submit, you must be a currently enrolled student at a campus which holds a current Financial Membership with Tertiary Access Group (TAG). See the full list of eligible campuses here. If your campus is not listed, contact us and we can look into it for you.

Submissions close 1st October. Participants are able to log-in and add to/edit their submissions throughout the Competition Period, until this date.

The 2021 theme is yet to be announced.  Our themes are purposely open to interpretation to encourage student’s to use their creativity  in sharing a piece of your personal story.

Yes, you can access your ‘My Account’ portal up until the close of Submissions, to edit existing content and add new content by clicking the ‘Login’ button in the header.

Yes, but conditions apply. Make yourself familiar with the competition Terms & Conditions

One major prize will be awarded per category;

  • judges will select the prize recipient for the categories of Fiction and Non-Fiction
  • public votes will determine the winner of the ‘People’s Choice’ winner for each of the two categories

One minor prize will be awarded per month to a user of the hashtag #CampusWriting2021 on Instagram.

These resources are specifically for those who have entered a Submission to the competition, at which point you can access the restricted items on the NEWS page, once logged-in.

No, but you give National Campus Writing Competition to use what you submit for non-commercial purposes. Therefore, you retain all copyright to the piece but NCWC can utilise it as long as we are not making money off it – for example having pieces publicly available for users of the website, and using pieces in competition promotions.

If you have reason to believe that someone is misusing the Voting functionality, please Contact Us to let us know with as much detail as possible about your concerns. The Web Team will investigate the claims and should they find proof of misuse, appropriate action will be taken which may include disqualification or reversal of votes.