Get your Words Out to win

For the third year City Libraries are inviting Gold Coast kids to get creative, get writing and be in the running to win an iPad.

The Words Out creative children’s writing competition invites young writers to submit a story or poem on the theme of LIGHT.

Light? That’s right.
• Whether it’s a noun, verb or adjective, the opposite of dark, or the opposite of heavy, light is a word loaded with meaning and inspiration.
• Burning, enlightening and making things visible; pale, floating and relieving a load, light can be bright and white or a wavering gleam in the darkness of the night.
• Molecules, years, hearts, beams, rooms – link them to light and see where they take you.
• Green lights, guiding lights and leading lights – they all have a story to tell.

Entries should address the theme, but young writers can interpret it however they like, and can write either a short story or poem up to 1000 words long. Entries should be typed and can be handed in at any branch library, or emailed to

The authors of the winning entries in the two age categories (11 years and under and 12 to 17 years) will each receive an iPad.

Full terms and conditions can be read on the Words Out flyer.