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Words for Water Writing Challenge Winners and partnership with Water Corporation

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Just before National Water Week it was our pleasure to congratulate our 10 student Finalist Winners in the ‘Word for Water’ Writing Challenge, with thanks to our partner the Water Corporation.  TLC and Water Corporation staff presented certificates and 10 x $100 book voucher prizes to the winning students listed below. In addition, 3 of the 10 students received special recognition from Water Corporation staff as being their winning Metro, Regional and Highly Commended entries.

This year’s theme ‘It's time to change the world', encouraged students to think about how precious water is, and what we can do to protect our most essential resource for future generations. The beautifully written short stories and poems were so creative, expressive and impressive!  Our thanks the Centre's Education Officers, Sacha Burbridge and Sarah Dyson, for reading all the entries and shortlisting the 10.

Thank you to students who entered the challenge and congratulations again to the winners:

Anika Emmi Evans - Winterfold Primary School (Water Corporation High Commended)

Alexandra van Schie - Perth Modern School (Water Corporation Metro Winner)

Mia Swanepoel - Great Southern Grammar School (Water Corporation Regional Winner - featured in the photo!)

Alesia Riches - Cornerstome Christian College 

Carrah Stuart - Geraldton Senior High School

Chloe MacNeill - Bunbury Catholic College

Eva Hill - Perth Modern School

Evie Innes - Belridge Secondary College

Sophia Ogle - Churchlands Senior High School

Zoe Salmond - St Mary MacKillop Catholic College



Exciting Term 3 News!  The Water Corporation has partnered with The Literature Centre to launch 'Words for Water', a unique writing challenge for students in the Talented Young Writers' Programme.  

With National Water Week 2019 coming up 21-27 October, this is a wonderful opportunity for our enrolled students to reflect on the theme of 'It's time to change the world' and submit a piece of writing of their choice, such as a poem, a short descriptive piece, the opening of a novel, an open letter, a script, an article or any other piece 300 words or less.  Whatever they choose, it just has to be their own original work and reflective of the National Water Week theme, or how we use water in our everyday lives, or how we can protect it for generations to come.  Find out more at the Water Corporation

Only students (Years 6-12) enrolled in our Talented Young Writers' Programme may enter this writing challenge. 

STUDENTS:  To enter simply:

1. Click on the ENTRY FORM below and type directly into the document.  

2. Once finished ensure you have your parent/guardian PERMISSION.

3. SAVE the document on your computer.

4. Attach it to an EMAIL, and email it to 

5. Note: All students who email writing to us will receive a reply from us saying it's submitted.


Submissions are due by 5pm, Sunday 25 August 2019. A panel of expert judges will assess the originality of writing submissions and the impact on the reader.  

Ten finalists will be selected to receive a $100 book voucher from The Literature Centre.  Finalists may have the opportunity for their writing to be published and/or may be used by the Water Corporation for promotional purposes.

Good luck students and remember to edit your work - 300 words is challenging to stick to!  We can't wait to read your entries and share them with the Water Corporation.

Words for Water Writing Challenge ENTRY FORM HERE

Words for Water Writing Challenge INFO FLYER HERE