How to Enter

INSTRUCTIONS

For Year 3 to Year 6 School Students.

Closing date for Entries is Friday 13th May 2022

We are unable to extend the closing date for entries

Entries will be collected from each School during week ending Friday 20th May 2022

The competition, which is free to all entrants, is proudly sponsored by the Forestville sub-Branch of the Returned & Services League of Australia and is conducted in conjunction with School Principals and Teachers. It has been designed to enhance in students their sense of pride and patriotism in being an Australian through Writing and Art.

 

The topic for 2022 is “31st May 1942, the day the War came to Sydney” 

 

Conditions and Guidelines:

  1. Students can choose between written work (composition or poetry) or art works.
  2. Essays and compositions should not include more than one illustration, and must be written on one side only with a maximum of two A4 size sheets of paper using font 12.
  3. Art works must not be larger than A3 size or 30.5cm x 40.7cm canvas. We regret photographs, models and dioramas cannot be accepted.
  4. The entrant’s Teacher and Parent/Guardian must certify that the work submitted is largely the unaided work of the entrant. PLEASE ENSURE WE CAN READ THE REQUIRED INFORMATION.
  5. Entries are to be the work of one student as no joint effort can be accepted and only one entry per student per section is permitted.
  6. Entries become the property of the RSL and may be published in print and/or electronically.
  7. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

 

ENTRY FORMS

  • WRITTEN WORK – entry forms must be stapled to the FRONT of each entry.
  • ART WORK – entry forms must be attached (preferably glued) to the BACK of each entry.

 

There are six sections covering school years 3 to 6:

 

SectionCategoryGuide LinesSchool Years
1Written CompositionMaximum of 2 x A4 pages. Font size 123 & 4
2Written CompositionMaximum of 2 x A4 pages. Font size 125 & 6
3PoetryMaximum of 2 x A4 pages. Font size 123 & 4
4PoetryMaximum of 2 x A4 pages. Font size 125 & 6
5ART - Traditional & ContemporaryMaximum size 1 x A3 page
or
30.5cm x 40.7cm
(12in x 16in) canvas
3 & 4
6ART - Traditional & ContemporaryMaximum size 1 x A3 page
or
30.5cm x 40.7cm
(12in x 16in) canvas
5 & 6

 

Download ENTRY FORM

 

NOTE
Certificates & Prizes will be awarded to the first three entries in each section.

All other entrants will receive a certificate of appreciation.

 

PRIZES:

Prize monies awarded by Forestville RSL sub-Branch to each section will be:

1st Place – $200

2nd Place – $150.00

3rd Place – $100.00