Each year the Whitlam Institute at the University of Western Sydney runs the annual What Matters? writing competition for students in NSW and ACT schools in years 5 to 12. Students are encouraged to write about issues that that are important to them including poverty; equality; the environment; disability; human rights; animal cruelty; bullying; the importance of family and community; tolerance – the list goes on.
The competition for 2015 has just opened, and closes on Wednesday 6 May.
For more details please see: www.whitlam.org/whatmatters