Writing competition honours founding couple

HELEN and Henry Flower were the founding members of the Kyogle Literary Writers in 1990.

Today the group is called Kyogle Writers and they are running a competition in honour of their founders.

The Helen and Henry Flower Memorial Writing Competition received a grant from Kyogle Council to run on behalf of Kyogle Writers.

Topic of competition

The topics for the writing competition are My Home Town and My Favourite Place.

Submissions should be no longer than 2000 words and include the entrant's name, address, age and section on the cover sheet.


There are three sections to the competition.

1.Children aged from eight to 11 with a prize of $100.

2. Children aged from 12 to 15 with a prize of $200.

3.Adults 16 years and over with a prize of $300.

There will be two encouragement awards of $50 each.

Members of Kyogle Writers Group are able to enter as entries will be judged by independent persons.

Where to send entries

Entries must be taken or posted to the Kyogle Library no later than Saturday March 5. The Kyogle Writers Group meets on the first Saturday of every month from 10am at the Kyogle Library and new members are welcome.

"We are not competitive," president Christabel Strehle said.

"People can bring a story to share."

Member Anthea Moffat said the group was all about having fun and enjoying words.

The group writes together, doing a 10-minute exercise every time they meet.

"Someone brings something in and we write about it, member Barbara Murray said.

"Someone brought in chokos and we wrote about them."

The group currently has 12 members.

Further information

For more information, phone secretary Bett Taylor on 6632 1153 or email: taylor.bett2@gmail.com.

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