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The Friends of the Turnbull Library have launched the Smart Alex creative writing competition for all secondary school students in New Zealand and the South Pacific.

Belinda Leckie —

Students are required to produce a piece of outstanding creative writing where they personally respond to, or interpret, an item in the collections of the Alexander Turnbull Library.

Entry is free and comes with over $2,000 in prize money.  Entries must be received no later than 5 pm on 22 July 2018.

Winners and highly commended entries will be announced on Friday 14 September 2018 (which is also the 150-year anniversary of Alexander Turnbull's birth).

All entries must be attached (as a pdf or Word attachment) to the official entry form, which can be found on the Friends of the Turnbull Library website (where you can also find more details about the competition).