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​The Good Oil 2017 Young Writers’ Award, an initiative of the Good Samaritan Sisters in their 160th anniversary year, seeks to encourage and support the development of younger writers interested in exploring ideas, contemporary issues and stories about people and happenings from a contemporary Christian perspective.

The Good Oil 2017 Young Writers’ Award, an initiative of the Good Samaritan Sisters in their 160th anniversary year, seeks to encourage and support the development of younger writers interested in exploring ideas, contemporary issues and stories about people and happenings from a contemporary Christian perspective.
The award is open to ALL secondary school students and post-school young adults in Australia, Japan, the Philippines and Kiribati – countries where the Sisters of the Good Samaritan live and minister. Entrants must be eligible to enter one of three age groups:
  • Secondary Student (Years 7 to 9);
  • Secondary Student (Years 10 to 12);
  • Post-School (18 to 35 years of age).
Entrants are invited to submit a piece of writing, between 750 and 1,000 words, adopting one of the following writing styles:
  • journalistic feature writing (e.g. profiles of people or issues-based articles based on interviews);
  • opinion writing;
  • creative writing or first person reflective writing.
In their chosen writing style, entrants are asked to explore the theme “Who is my neighbour?”. Entries for the award close on Tuesday 11 July 2017.
Thanks to the generous support of the Sisters of the Good Samaritan and Good Samaritan Education, a total of $3,000 in prize money is on offer.
Download the following essential information for entrants:
This material and more details can be downloaded from the Good Samaritan Sisters’ website http://www.goodsams.org.au/good-oil/good-samaritan-sisters-launch-young-writers-award/