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5 August 2013 ·

Student writing competition: Nim’s Island Diary Entry

Although Australian schools Literacy-Numeracy week ended on Sunday, primary school students still have till 10th August to enter the Literacy Planet’s competition.  Go to the link for the entry form and full details.

So, how do you imagine your day on Nim’s Island? I’m looking forward to reading your diaries! The winner’s books are waiting for me to sign them…

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As a proud sponsor of National Literacy and Numeracy Week 2013, we are celebrating with a Nim-tastic writing competition!

About the Competition

  • Entry is open to Australian primary school students of all ages.
  • To enter, write a diary entry 500 words or less describing your day of adventure onNim’s Island.
Need help writing your diary entry?
Wendy has some top tips for budding writers.See Wendy’s tips here
Remember… let your imaginations run wild!


Winning Entrant

  • All three Nim’s books including The Nim StoriesNim’s Island and Nim at Seapersonally signed and dedicated by Nim’s author, Wendy Orr.
  • A set of 30 Nim’s Island books for your school
  • Nim’s Island Certificate

Top 20 Student Winners

  • Diary entries published on the LiteracyPlanet blog
  • Nim’s Island Certificate
  • LiteracyPlanet Medallion

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Wendy Orr is a Canadian-born Australian writer. Her books for children and adults have been published in 27 countries and won awards around the world. Nim’s Island and Nim at Sea have also become feature films, starring Jodie Foster and Abigail Breslin (Nim’s Island) and Bindi Irwin (Return to Nim’s Island.) Her latest book is Cuckoo’s Flight, a companion to the highly acclaimed Bronze Age novels Dragonfly Song and Swallow’s Dance. Read full bio