The competition for the CCN Young Muslim Writers Awards (YMWA) for 2012 opened last week.
Last year's inaugural awards were a resounding success with entries coming from all around Australia and many considered by an independent panel of judges
as being of a very high standard.
The aim of the awards is to encourage and support young writers to become the confident communicators of tomorrow.
“We want to provide a platform for young writers to harness their skills, invest
in their writing talents and turn them into a long-term interest, insha’Allah,”
said the coordinator of the awards and Editor-in-Chief of Crescents Community News (CCN), Dr Mustafa Ally.
Entries are now being accepted from ages 5 to 16 in TWO categories: POETRY and SHORT STORIES.
Last year’s winners each received a Kindle e-book reader as a prize. This year
the prize is a notebook computer.
“Participants can write about anything! It can be about space travel, a biography, politics, school life – literally anything, and not necessarily on
The closing date for entries this year is 31 August. The information pack and entry form can be downloaded from the YMWA Facebook
page or the CCN website.