The Curious Citizens Writing Prize

The Curious Citizens Writing Prize offers prizes annually for students who produce an original piece of writing on the topic of civics and citizenship.

Students are encouraged to reflect on their experiences as part of the Curious Citizens program and their own observations and experiences as well as research to reflect on a topic of importance or interest to them.

Students and classroom teachers may submit writing via email to with the subject line "Curious Citizens Writing Prize", or by posting on the Curious Citizens Blog with the tag "Writing Prize".

Entries should display some reflection on a relevant point of civics learning including but not limited to;

 - Issues of democratic process including parliament and elections

 - Relevant issues facing our community

 - The role of education in improving a citizens agency and civic connectedness

Entries will be judged on;

 - The development of a strong personal voice

 - Creativity and craft of writing

 - Research and articulation of the topic

 - Depth and/or breadth of critical engagement with the issue

Winners will be announced at the end of each calendar year.  All decisions are final.

Winning pieces will be published on the Curious Citizens website and winners will receive a cash prize of $100 each to be awarded to them or their school.

With your entry please include your age so that this can be taken into consideration as well as your school so that we can contact you should you be awarded a prize.

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