Theme Scouts Australia is proud to be a Major Sponsor of National Youth Week 2012 and its WriteIT Competition. Held from Friday 13 April to Sunday 22 April 2012, National Youth Week (NYW) is back this year with the new theme of Imagine. Create. Inspire. This year's NYW WriteIT competition is based on the theme of leadership. So if you can write a short story based on how the skills of leadership helped or can help young people in life, enter the competition now and win!

NYW is an amazing experience for youth around Australia, allowing them to immerse themselves and get involved in a fantastic range of events, activities and competitions. Young people are encouraged to share ideas, showcase their talents, celebrate their contribution to the community, attend youth events, enjoy themselves and HAVE FUN … and that’s what Scouting is all about too! Just as NYW is the largest celebration of young people in Australia, Scouts Australia is the largest youth development organization in Australia and one of 161 member countries of the World Organization of the Scout Movement, which has over 30 million Scouts worldwide.   

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This year Scouts Australia is sponsoring National Youth Week's National Talent Competition, WriteIt because leadership is an important part of the Scouting Movement. Scouts Australia aims to build a better world where young people are self fulfilled individuals playing a constructive role in society.

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Scouts gives young Australians the opportunity to develop skills they can use throughout life, including leadership. Through leadership, young people develop confidence, take on challenging activities, become positive role models for others and have a sense of responsibility within society.

So if you fancy your writing skills, enter WriteIT and you could be in the running to win some prizes including a $3000 gift voucher for Dick Smith, redeemable in their online store, and have your work judged by Sophie Lee, author of several books, including Alice in La La Land.

To enter, you need to develop a piece of writing (max 1500 words) using the theme of Leadership, showing how these skills helped or can help young people in life.

Full prize detailsNational Youth Week

Industry Award:
$3,000 Voucher: Dick Smith

People’s Choice Award:
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$250 Voucher: Dymocks

So Be Prepared for New Adventure and enter WriteIT now...either online or offline and get involved in National Youth Week 2012!
For more information on National Youth Week click here.