The Macintyre Young Writers annual competition is in full swing but it's not just school children who should be getting out their pens, pencils or laptops.
Entries are now open for the Adult Competition of the Macintyre Young Writers Inc.
MYW President Wendy Forsyth has urged writers to "get writing" especially those who have never entered before.
"Don't be shy. If you have a story to tell share it with us," she said.
Creative writing can be in the form of a story or poetry and are due on October 11.
Entries must not exceed 2000 words.
First Prize is $300 and second prize $100.
Entry forms are available from Wendy Forsyth firstname.lastname@example.org or from the Goondiwindi Regional Library.
Entries can be emailed to Wendy or delivered to the Library.
Students across the region are busy writing their stories and poems for their competition which closes on September 13 at 4pm.
A few reminders for teachers and parents.
1. Prep (Queensland) and Kindergarten (NSW) entries will not be accepted.
2. Years 1 - 6 entries have a limit of 1000 words and High School entries a limit of 1500 words.
3. Only two entries per student will be allowed.
4. Please ensure that if stories are written at home, a draft of the child's story has been sighted by the class teacher.
Stories need to be submitted through the student's teacher and the teacher must sign the form to indicate that it is the student's work.
"This is extremely important to maintain the integrity of the competition," Wendy said.