Between JUNE 1 and OCTOBER 15, writers from across AUSTRALIA were invited to join the WHITE RIBBON WRITING COMPETITION to help raise awareness and important funds for White Ribbon.
All competitors participated in the ’My Oath’ campaign for White Ribbon, by ’swearing’ to stop violence against women when submitting their competition entries.
For the $10 entry fee/donation through the Everyday Hero Website https://give.everydayhero.com/au/white-ribbon-writing submissions were judged by a panel of award winning writers and academics.
The winning entry is…
Flowers of Shame by Kate Herring
Special mentions go to two other stories…
“I have stared death in the face” and “Layby”
You can find the White Ribbon Writing Competition compilation for 2014 at Amazon and on Kindle
– just search for white ribbon writing 2014!
Winners will be announced on 25th November, White Ribbon Day.
Stories should be limited to 2500 words and must be single-authored. Entries are accepted in the form of a PDF, .doc or .docx file, you can enter your story here.
Entries closed at midnight on 15 October, 2014.
WHITE RIBBON WRITING COMPETITION is proud to be supporting White Ribbon in raising awareness about violence against women in our community and encourages others to do the same.
’One in three Australian women has experienced physical or sexual violence in her lifetime,’ says GeorgeE, organiser of the event. ‘This could be your mother, sister, daughter or friend. So by supporting WHITE RIBBON WRITING you will be joining us on the path of prevention and change.’
WHITE RIBBON WRITING COMPETITION will be one of many events taking place across Australia to raise awareness for White Ribbon Day, 25 November, the UN Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
For terms and conditions of entry – please click here.