What Matters? is a ‘catalyst for young thinkers and young writers to develop a perspective, a point of view, on where we’re heading as a society’.
Inspired by Gough Whitlam’s commitment to involving young people in the shaping of Australia’s future, the competition is currently open to school students in years 5 to 12 from Australia. Responding to the simple question ‘what matters?’, entrants are free to express their views on any matter they care about.
To enter What Matters? students submit an original written work between 400-600 words in prose or poetry, of either fiction or non-fiction.
Entries are open until Friday 8 May.
Find out more and enter here: https://www.whitlam.org/what-matters