Written Portraits: A National Creative Writing Competition for Australian Teenagers is an initiative of Forming Circles Pty Ltd

Written Portraits 2014 Book Launch and Announcement of Winners

10th September – Book Now

We are delighted to invite you to the launch of Written Portraits 2014: People, Places and Things that Inspire Me,
the announcement of WINNERS of the writing competition, and the launch of The Spellcaster Chronicles: Book 1
written by Isobel and Josephine Crnkovic our 2013 Book Deal Winners.

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What People Are Saying
  • It sort of proves that anyone can be the next J.K. Rowling. You can actually achieve that dream, it is not impossible as it might seem.
    Madisson LeachSutherland Shire category winner, 2012
  • It’s a great initiative and it gives young writers the chance to demonstrate their skills and their abilities and to be able to live their dream.
    Tony Fahey
    Tony FaheyPrincipal of Narooma High School
  • It was a great experience. I’ve never been exposed to anything like this before. My English teacher told me about the competition and I was pretty intrigued because I have a passion for writing.
    Eve Marden13-15 Years category winner, 2013
  • Absolutely blown away by the writing of so many of the students who entered. Incredible stories!
    Amanda WebbWritten Portraits judge
  • I entered Written Portraits because I think its great to have the opportunity to be published. And for me, I want to be a writer, that’s all I’ve ever wanted to be. It’s just so important to have these opportunities.
    Jessica Reid16-18 Years category winner, 2013
  • I think competitions like this are important as they allow teens to express their voice during what can be an emotional and turbulent time in their lives. This competition encourages teens to value and hone their writing abilities and to be confident in the expression of their ideas and imaginations. This is one of the reasons I love to write YA fiction
    Jessica ShirvingtonYouth Adult author