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Writing Competition

Win a $25 Village gift-card and have your work published in Malonga!

We’re celebrating the College’s 50th birthday with a writing competition.

Two prizes up for grabs, one for Years 7-10 and one for Years 11-12.


To help celebrate the College’s 50th birthday we’d like to reflect back on how much we’ve grown or look at ways we can continue to grow. Therefore, we have chosen ‘growth’ as our theme.
In 1967 the Vietnam war was going on; the Beatles were popular; the first ATM was installed in the United Kingdom; the United States legalised interracial marriage and the first human heart transplant was completed. These were just a few of the achievements of this time!
We would like you to explore ways the world has changed in some manner, or look forward and predict or discuss the growth that needs to come.
We’ve chosen the concept of growth because it has green, blooming connotations and the idea of physically maturing, but also negative undertones when paired with ideas like cancer, bacteria and perhaps even old age.
Teenage student studying at homeMalonga 2017 encourages entrants to consider where we’ve come from and where we’d like to go, reflecting on the opportunities and uncertainties of life whilst always seeking to stay true to themselves.

Topics Year 7 to Year 10:

  • “To me, the function and duty of a quality human being is the sincere and honest
    development of one’s potential.” – Bruce Lee
  • “If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what
    you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough.” – Oprah Winfrey.

Topics Years 11 to Year 12:

  • “Growth is painful. Change is painful. But, nothing is as painful as staying stuck
    where you do not belong.” – Narayana Murthy.
  • “Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” – Anaïs Nin

Word Limit: 400 words.

Due 13 th October by 3:30pm.
There is no set format this writing has to follow (informative, narrative, poetic,
reflective, analytic is all fine).
One submission per student.
Students must keep an electronic copy of their work and hand in a hard (printed) copy.

All submissions must be accompanied by an ‘Authorship’ consent form available from the
library or your English teacher.
One winner from year 7-10 and one from 11- 12 will win a $25 Village gift-card and have
their work published in the school magazine.
Winners will be decided by the magazine committee and staff volunteers.

Event Date: October 13, 2017